Senators Grill Ticketmaster at Antitrust Hearing After Taylor Swift Ticketing Fiasco
Lawmakers grilled a top executive from Ticketmaster’s parent company on Tuesday at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing after the service’s mishandling of Taylor Swift’s concert ticket sales in November.
Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) called upon leading ticketing agency executives as witnesses to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition, Antitrust and Consumer Rights.
Some of the witnesses include the president and CFO of Ticketmaster’s owner, Live Nation, Joe Berchtold; Jack Groetzinger, the CEO of Ticketmaster’s competitor, SeatGeek; Jerry Mickelson, the CEO and president of JAM Productions; and musician Clyde Lawrence, who has been outspoken against Ticketmaster….
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