U.S. Senate hearing on Ticketmaster / Live Nation merger

On 24 February 2009 the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights of the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the planned merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation.

The testimonies and statements, available online, examined the implications of the planned merger between the ticketing company and the concern promoter on competition in the music concert business and on consumers.

The companies recently announced that they have received so-called second requests from the DOJ, which is reviewing the proposed merger.