Taylor Swift meltdown caused by Ticketmaster abusing its market power, Senate antitrust president says

New York CNN affairs — Senator Amy Klobuchar criticized Ticketmaster in an open letter to the CEO, saying she has “serious concerns” about the company’s operations after a service meltdown Tuesday that enraged Taylor Swift fans. In the letter to CEO Michael Rapino, the Minnesota Democrat and chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Competition Policy, … Read more

Taylor Swift Ticket Meltdown Sparks Outrage Over Ticketmaster Power | Company

Taylor Swift fans’ outcry over the collapse of Ticketmaster’s service Tuesday has highlighted a common and recurring criticism of the ticket company: It has practically no competition. For many buyers, there is no escaping Ticketmaster if you want to attend an event. Tuesday’s collapse sparked calls from lawmakers to break up Live Nation, the country’s … Read more

Ticketmaster poses a real problem for Taylor Swift fans: Monopoly power

New York CNN affairs — Taylor Swift fans’ outcry over Ticketmaster’s service collapse Tuesday has highlighted a common and recurring criticism of the ticketing company: There’s practically no escaping Ticketmaster if you want to attend an event. Tuesday’s collapse sparked calls from lawmakers to break up Live Nation, the country’s largest concert promoter and parent … Read more