'Senate Hearing on Ticketmaster Planned After Taylor Swift Ticket

Ticketmaster Planned After Taylor Swift Ticket

) is following

up last week’s open letter to Live Nation over “dramatic service failures” during the

The senator

and her across-the-aisle counterpart on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust and Consumer

Mike Lee

(R-Utah), jointly announced the hearing, with a date and witness list forthcoming

Klobuchar said

the hearing will examine the effects of consolidation across ticketing — namely that a lack of

Lee added

that consumers “deserve the benefit of competition in every market, from grocery chains to concert

senators, Live

Nation and Ticketmaster are said to be under investigation by the Justice Department as to

The probe,

according to The New York Times, predates this current debacle involving Swift’s tour presale

Ticketmaster has

apologized for the debacle, which started Nov

15 when

millions of Swift fans overwhelmed a presale for her Eras Tour — causing site crashes and hours-long

We are

working hard on this,” Liberty Media CEO and Live Nation chairman Greg Maffei said in

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