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Taylor Swift tour debacle: Ticketmaster and Live Nation may need breakup, Democratic senators say
Tennessee AG Skrmetti investigating Ticketmaster over Taylor Swift presale problems
Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti joined ‘Kennedy’ to discuss his investigation into Ticketmaster after presale tickets for Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour fell through.
Democratic senators are urging the Justice Department to hold Ticketmaster and owner Live Nation accountable for "failing consumers" following the controversy surrounding Taylor Swift's U.S. leg of "The Eras Tour."
In a letter on Monday, Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Edward Markey, D-Mass., said the ticket sales and distribution company should be broken up if any misconduct is uncovered in an ongoing investigation.
"An investigation alone does nothing for the stakeholders already harmed by Live Nation’s market dominance and seemingly ongoing anticompetitive behavior," the lawmakers said.
The senators said authorities should consider the "strongest possible remedies," as well as investigate the state of competition in the market for live entertainment.
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