Anti-Ticketmaster Coalition Blasts “Monopoly Run Amuck”
The Break Up Ticketmaster Coalition issued a blistering statement last week in the wake of Live Nation’s record Q3 earnings report, characterizing the entertainment giant as a fueling its record returns by harnessing “monopoly power run amuck.” The group is campaigning to see the Department of Justice take action... Read more
New Campaign Calls on Regulators to Break Up Ticketmaster
A new campaign launched this week is calling on federal regulators to break up Ticketmaster and Live Nation, which merged in 2010, arguing that the combined company abuses its market power. The #breakupticketmaster campaign asks the Department of Justice to use its power to reverse the merger’s approval. Such... Read more
New York Passes Ticketing Law Adding “All-In” Pricing Requirement
New York’s legislature Thursday voted to approve changes to the arts and culture laws surrounding live event ticketing, adding a requirement that ticket sellers use “all-in” pricing up front with consumers that include all fees to be charged. Other changes on tap with the laws include a requirement that... Read more
National Consumers League Calls for Anti-Trust Inquiry of Live Nation
The National Consumers League has written a letter indicating its support for the Department of Justice to investigate Live Nation Entertainment and marketplace competition in the live entertainment business. The letter comes on the heels of a similar letter sent by U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Richard Blumenthal... Read more