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HILL TECH & CYBER BRIEFING: Judiciary to Grill Ticketing Execs

Jan. 24, 2023, 11:04 AM

The head Live Nation Entertainment will tell Congress on Tuesday that the concert promoter learned “valuable lessons” from the debacle that forced its Ticketmaster unit to cancel public sales for a Taylor Swift tour when its site crashed amid massive demand.

Joe Berchtold, the president and chief financial officer of Live Nation, will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions about the incident in a hearing focused on competition in the $12 billion live music entertainment market.

“In hindsight there are several things we could have done better – including staggering the sales over a longer period of ...