The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold hearings Tuesday into allegations of monopoly practices and consumer abuse by companies like Ticketmaster.
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am Eastern Time. Watch the hearing in the player above.
The hearing follows issues fans faced when Ticketmaster pre-sold tickets for Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour in November. After widespread site crashes and waiting times, Ticketmaster canceled general ticket sales for the tour, citing insufficient tickets remaining.
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Diana Moss, president of the American Antitrust Association, previously told PBS Newshour how the merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster from 2010 would create a major monopoly.
“That combination [has] From artist management to concert promotion, venue management and ticket sales, we’ve got you covered. And when you put together a company with such market power, the exercise of that market power, whether through the threat to concert venues if they don’t adopt Ticketmaster as a platform, will cost consumers higher ticket prices. , we see all of that market power. ”