U.S. Rep. Renews Calls to Break up Live Nation After Chappelle Attack
Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) renewed his calls for Live Nation Entertainment to be broken up after yet another safety incident at an event it was running last week. Rep. Pascrell, long a vocal opponent of the entertainment giant that he openly argues is a monopoly, says that the... Read more
Rep. Pascrell Asks FTC, DOJ to Overturn Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger
Rep. Bill Pascrell has written a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice requesting that the agencies target the Live Nation-Ticketmaster merger as part of a joint inquiry designed at modernizing merger regulations. The New Jersey Democrat, who has been a staunch critic of the... Read more
National Poll: Americans Want Better Protection of Consumer Ticket Rights
A recently released national poll showed that consumers in the United States strongly support better protection of their rights related to tickets they’ve purchased. They believe that once they have purchased tickets, they own them – and shouldn’t be restricted from using them as they see fit without any... Read more
Live Nation Gets Astroworld Congressional Hearing Delayed to February
Live Nation Entertainment has asked for, and received, more time to prepare its response to questions posed by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform regarding what happened at Astroworld in November. The entertainment giant had initially been expected to respond to those questions by January 7 with a... Read more
Legislators Launch Bipartisan Investigation of Live Nation and Astroworld
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform has opened an inquiry into Live Nation Entertainment and its role in the Astroworld Festival tragedy in November. They have asked for answers to specific questions by early January with plans for a briefing to be held on January 12, 2022. A... Read more
Rep. Pascrell Calls for Live Nation Breakup in Wake of Astroworld Tragedy
Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) has renewed his calls for tighter regulation on Live Nation Entertainment in the wake of the weekend’s tragedy at Astroworld in Texas. Pascrell expressed both sorrow for those impacted and their families, and his belief that the tragedy reflects a “monopoly” in need of reigning... Read more
Reps. Pascrell, Porter Further Criticize Ticketmaster Refund Process
Weeks after urging Ticketmaster to revise its refund policy in a scathing letter, U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Katie Porter (D-CA) say that more action is needed. The pair issued another letter singling out the country’s largest ticket seller for its practices during a global pandemic in which... Read more
Reps. Pascrell, Porter Put Ticketmaster Refund Policy On Blast
U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Katie Porter (D-CA) wrote a scathing letter to Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino and Ticketmaster President Amy Howe criticizing the refund policy Ticketmaster has implemented during this pandemic. The duo have spoken out on the publicly-maligned policy change that notes refunds will only... Read more
Consumer Advocates, Boss Act Co-Author Praise House Investigation
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C. dubbed “In the Dark: Lack of Transparency in the Live Event Ticketing Industry.” Six representatives of leaders in ticketing answered questions for members of congress. Congressman Bill... Read more
Pascrell Rejects Pearl Jam’s Criticism of BOSS Act
U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) responded to a letter from the rock band Pearl Jam, who had asked the representative to consider changing the BOSS Act. The letter, penned by Pearl Jam, was sent to Pascrell, as well as House and Energy Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr.... Read more