Industry Coalition Asks Congress to Break Up LN/Ticketmaster
A consortium of music-industry groups issued a lengthy statement in the wake of last week’s Senate hearing looking at competition concerns with Live Nation/Ticketmaster and the industry as a whole – and they are asking that steps be taken to break up the industry giant. The joint statement, issued... Read more
Ticketmaster/Live Nation Slammed in Extraordinary Senate Hearing
Ticketmaster and its parent Live Nation were under heavy fire on Tuesday, as its president and CFO Joe Berchtold was forced to answer withering questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee at its hearing examining the ticketing and live events industry in Washington, D.C. The hearing, which was scheduled in... Read more
Watch: Senate Judiciary Antitrust Hearing on Ticketing Industry
The long-awaited hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to address competition issues in the ticketing and live entertainment business is happening today (Tuesday, January 24) in Washington D.C. The hearing, which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., will include testimony from numerous witnesses: Live Nation Entertainment President and... Read more
Live Nation, SeatGeek, Antitrust Inst. Heads Scheduled for Hearing
Live Nation Entertainment President and CFO Joe Berchtold will represent the entertainment giant in Washington on Tuesday morning as the Senate Committee on the Judiciary holds its hearing on the live entertainment and ticketing business. “That’s the Ticket: Promoting Competition and Protecting Consumers in Live Entertainment” is scheduled for... Read more
Live Nation Adds Lobbyist With Direct Ties to Senate Committee
With its hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee set for Tuesday morning, news has come out that Live Nation Entertainment retained yet another high-profile lobbyist in recent months – this time with a longtime and direct connection with the subcommittee running the hearing. Disclosure documents show that... Read more
Senate Judiciary Plans Ticketing Competition Hearing on Jan 24
Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mike Lee (R-UT), Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, announced that the planned hearing on the ticketing industry and competition within will be held on Tuesday, January 24 in Washington D.C. “That’s The Ticket:... Read more