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Democratic Senators Urge DOJ to Unwind Live Nation-Ticketmaster

Nov. 22, 2022, 1:15 AM

A trio of Democratic senators urged the Justice Department to unwind the 2010 merger of Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and Ticketmaster after the botched launch of Taylor Swift concert ticket sales last week.

“If the investigation reveals that Live Nation has continued to abuse its dominant market position notwithstanding two prior consent decrees, we urge the department to consider unwinding the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger and breaking up the company,” the senators said in a letter to the department on Monday.

Senator Amy Klobuchar ofMinnesota, who leads the Senate Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, signed the letter along with Connecticut Senator Richard ...