Four Strengths of the Government’s Lawsuit Against Live Nation-Ticketmaster: Part II

In part II of a two-part series, Michael A. Carrier analyzes the merits and strengths of the government’s recent lawsuit against Live Nation and its subsidiary, Ticketmaster, for monopolizing the live entertainment market. See here for part I.

The Government Has a Compelling Monopolization Lawsuit Against Live Nation-Ticketmaster: Part I

In part I of a two-part series, Michael A. Carrier outlines the evidence behind the government’s recent lawsuit against Live Nation and its subsidiary, Ticketmaster, for monopolizing the live entertainment market. Part II will come out tomorrow.

Live Nation’s Anticompetitive Conduct Is a Problem for Security

Roslyn Layton highlights a recent data breach that exposed the personal information of millions of customers, including those who never directly used Ticketmaster's services, underscoring concerns about the company's data collection practices and market dominance.

What Is Bold, Old, and Necessary about the DOJ’s Lawsuit Against Live Nation-Ticketmaster

Drawing on their research, John Kwoka and Tommaso Valletti refute criticisms of the Department of Justice’s lawsuit to break up Live Nation-Ticketmaster that argue such actions irreparably ruin the operations of the constituent firms. The authors highlight the many examples of successful breakups and conclude that only a breakup will now repair the market for live entertainment.

The Case For Why the Department of Justice Should Break Up Live Nation-Ticketmaster

The Department of Justice is rumored to be planning to sue Live Nation-Ticketmaster for monopolizing markets for live events. Diana L. Moss explores what potential remedies the government might pursue to address competitive harms in markets such as ticketing for concert venues and sports arenas, and ticket resale, including the viability of breaking up the company.

Fans Last? How the Fans First Act Hands Live Nation-Ticketmaster More Market Power

The Senate has introduced two bills to address ticketing transparency and competition in the live events industry. While the bills followed on the heels of Live Nation-Ticketmaster’s mishandling of the Taylor Swift Eras Tour, the problems go back much further. Diana Moss argues that the most recent bill, the Fans First Act, while well-intentioned, risks undermining competition by hamstringing the resale market, which will only strengthen Ticketmaster’s monopoly.

Merger Guidelines: Taking on a Monopoly Crisis

Matt Stoller lays out the case for the new draft Merger Guidelines, arguing that they incorporate new lessons regarding technology and business practices, while also learning from past mistakes.

Eleanor Fox: Tackling the Critics of the Draft Merger Guidelines

Eleanor Fox provides her round-two comments on the draft Merger Guidelines.

Chart of the Week: Concentration in Ticket-Selling Market Produces Costly Outcomes

Economists overwhelmingly agree that the lack of competition in the market for ticket-selling intermediaries leads to attendees paying more, according to a recent survey...

Beefing Up Merger Enforcement by Banning Merger Remedies

The unraveling of the T-Mobile/Sprint remedy continues a trend of failed merger consent decrees. One solution, proposed by two antitrust scholars, is to ban...

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