Ticketmaster offering downloads via iTunes


DENVER -- Music fans buying concert tickets via Ticketmaster.com can now buy full digital albums as well, through links to the iTunes music store, and pay for both in a single transaction.

The move is an expansion of the existing relationship between Ticketmaster and iTunes that takes several forms. Fans buying tickets at Ticketmaster already get free digital music samplers via iTunes, and those preordering albums on iTunes for certain acts can preorder concert tickets as well.

The new deal is an even tighter integration of the two services. To promote it, Ticketmaster is offering $1 off the cost of any full album bought from its site through the rest of the year.