Will Congress Pick Up Where DOJ Left Off And Stop Ticketmaster Monopoly?
By: Mark Perry | Scholar, The American Enterprise Institute When Live Nation and Ticketmaster merged in 2010, many feared that the new giant would use its dominant position in the concert touring business to pressure venues into contracting with Ticketmaster, which now controls 80 percent of ticket sales at the nation’s... 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