The Ticketmaster Senate Hearing Will Be Live-streamed.

The Senate hearing on Ticketmaster kicks off at 10:00 a.m., and it'll be live-streamed.

Today, the witness list has been announced for the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Panel. The hearings are investigating problems consumers had had with Ticketmaster, with the disastrous situation that unfolded when sales of tickets for Taylor Swift's upcoming concert crashed the company's website, leaving fans unable to buy tickets.

This list of witnesses U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Mn.) and Mike Lee (R-Ut.) are calling include:

  • Joe Berchtold, President, and CFO, Live Nation Entertainment (which owns Ticketmaster)
  • Jack Groetzinger, CEO, SeatGeek (a New York-based ticketing platform and Ticketmaster competitor, which recently lost a seven-year contract with Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to Ticketmaster after just a year
  • Jerry Mickelson, CEO, and President, JAM Productions (a Chicago-based concert promoter founded in 1972)
  • Sal Nuzzo, Senior Vice President, The James Madison Institute (a Florida-based free-market think tank)
  • Kathleen Bradish, Vice President for Legal Advocacy, American Antitrust Institute (a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit that aims to promote competition for the benefit of “consumers, businesses, and society”)
  • Clyde Lawrence, singer-songwriter for the band Lawrence” says he looks forward to “exercising our Subcommittee’s oversight authority to ensure that anticompetitive mergers and exclusionary conduct are not crippling an entertainment industry already struggling to recover from pandemic lockdowns.”

According to written testimony released yesterday, Berchtold will say that Ticketmaster learned "valuable lessons" from the debacle and that a record amount of bot traffic disrupted the sal

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing regarding Ticketmaster and its presumed monopoly on live entertainment ticketing has been set for Tuesday, January 24, 2023, and will live stream at 10:00 am ET.

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