Rep. Bill Pascrell Asks for Dept. of Justice Investigation of Ticketmaster
Rep. Bill Pascrell, who helped spur a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) “workshop” to examining live event ticketing set for spring of 2019, has asked the Department of Justice to investigate Ticketmaster in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The letter “highlights Live Nation/Ticketmaster market malfeasance” according to a... Read more
Reps. Pascrell, Pallone Call for FTC Crack Down on Ticketing
Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released a letter sent to Joseph Simons, the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), calling on the agency to crack down on what they perceive to be anti-consumer practices present in the industry on both the primary and... Read more
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) to Discuss Ticketing Legislation at Ticket Summit
Congressman Bill Pascrell, a New Jersey democrat with a long history of involvement in the regulatory side of ticketing, will be speaking at Ticket Summit in Las Vegas. Mr. Pascrell, who has represented the Garden State in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1997, will join the Legislative Issues... Read more
New Republic Writer Calls for Breakup of Live Nation Following GAO Report
In the wake of Monday’s report by the United States Government Accountability Office on the ticketing ecosystem, David Dayen published a scathing piece in The New Republic on the findings of the report Tuesday. Titled The Ticket Monopoly is Worse Than Ever (Thanks, Obama), Dayen’s piece argues that the... Read more
Congressman Calls for “Crackdown on Monopolies” Including Live Nation
In a letter to the Editor published by the New York Times on Friday, Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) issued a strong response to Sunday’s A1 report by the newspaper that the Department of Justice could be looking into alleged abuses of the company’s scale and power in the... Read more