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Taylor Swift “Ticket Sale Disaster” Sparks Suit Against Ticketmaster, Live Nation

Swifties are seeing red over issues they had with Ticketmaster while trying to buy tickets to Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour, and they’re taking the live entertainment giant to court. A presale open to “verified” fans who registered in advance through Ticketmaster turned into a “ticket sale disaster,” which resulted in some people waiting in […]

Senators Ask FTC to Take Action on Bots Following Taylor Swift Ticketing Issues

Members of Congress are now turning their gaze to the Federal Trade Commission, following the Taylor Swift ticketing debacle at Ticketmaster. U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission Tuesday asking the agency how it plans to combat “the use and operation of bots in the […]

Taylor Swift Tour: Live Nation CEO Says “Everybody Crashed the Door” During Presale

Ticketmaster saw record registration and sold the most tickets ever for an artist in one day for the Taylor Swift tour earlier this week.  But with the demand came some technical issues. Speaking at the Liberty Media investor day Thursday, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino said the company, which owns Ticketmaster, saw more than 3.5 […]

Activist Group Asks Justice Dept. to Unwind Live Nation and Ticketmaster Merger

Calls to break up Live Nation Entertainment are getting louder. The American Economic Liberties Project, a nonprofit advocating for more aggressive antitrust enforcement, urged the Department of Justice on Wednesday to unwind the merger between Ticketmaster and Live Nation for allegedly price gouging customers in addition to strong-arming artists and venues into accepting unfavorable conditions. […]