Stuart Galbraith, a former top executive at Live Nation, has come out against the planned merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster, according to BBC...

Stuart Galbraith, a former top executive at Live Nation, has come out against the planned merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster, according to BBC News. Galbraith, who BBC News said was fired by Live Nation in 2007 for breach of contract, believes the proposed deal would be bad for fans because the new company with “that level of monopoly would potentially only have a detrimental effect.” He believes ticket prices will escalate in part because the two will control booking fees, which they could set at whatever amount they wanted.