1. Ticketmaster hearing Tuesday after Taylor Swift fans left heartbroken  WHAS11
  2. Ticketmaster blames cyber attack for disrupting Taylor Swift tour sale  BBC
  3. Ticketmaster CEO to face Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday  KSDK News
  4. Live Nation CFO on Taylor Swift ticket chaos: Don't blame me, bots made me crazy  The Register
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In the most polarized Congress probably ever, there are still plenty of Taylor Swift fans, and the Senate will hold a hearing on the monopoly ticket-peddler Tuesday.In the most polarized Congress probably ever, there are still plenty of Taylor Swift fans, and the Senate will hold a hearing on the monopoly ticket-peddler Tuesday.

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The president of Ticketmaster parent Live Nation , Joe Berchtold, is expected to testify on Tuesday before Congress that "industrial-scale ticket scalping" was to blame for the company's problems late last year in managing the sale of Taylor Swift concert tickets.The president of Ticketmaster parent Live Nation , Joe Berchtold, is expected to testify on Tuesday before Congress that "industrial-scale ticket scalping" was to blame for the company's problems late last year in managing the sale of Taylor Swift concert tickets.

Ticketmaster-parent exec to blame 'industrial-scale ticket scalping' in testimony | Reuters

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The disclosure comes ahead of grilling by lawmakers over antitrust concerns in the ticketing industry.The disclosure comes ahead of grilling by lawmakers over antitrust concerns in the ticketing industry.

Ticketmaster says cyberattack disrupted Taylor Swift ticket sales - POLITICO

Artist Clyde Lawrence is testifying at the Ticketmaster hearing in the Senate. Here's what to know about himArtist Clyde Lawrence is testifying at the Ticketmaster hearing in the Senate. Here's what to know about him.

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Ticketmaster is heading to Congress on Tuesday, and Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar cannot wait to grill officials on their business practices and what went wrongTicketmaster is heading to Congress on Tuesday, and Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar cannot wait to grill officials on their business practices and what went wrong

“That’s a monopoly”: Sen. Amy Klobuchar aims to weaken Ticketmaster’s grip on entertainment industry – 97.9 WRMF

Live Nation set to blame touts and bots for Taylor Swift ticketing meltdown at Congressional hearing today | Complete Music Update

Live Nation Entertainment, already spending far more than any of its competitors on lobbying, has reportedly added to its efforts in that space. The

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Lawmakers are set to grill top executives from the event ticketing industry on Tuesday after Ticketmaster's inability to process orders for Taylor Swift's upcoming Eras Tour.Lawmakers are set to grill top executives from the event ticketing industry on Tuesday after Ticketmaster's inability to process orders for Taylor Swift's upcoming Eras Tour.

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HYPEBOT - With Tuesday’s Ticketmaster hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee looming, Bill Werde steps into the fray with his thoughts on what’sHYPEBOT - With Tuesday’s Ticketmaster hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee looming, Bill Werde steps into the fray with his thoughts on what’s ahead this week and in the year ahead for live event ticketing,

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(Washington, DC)   --  There's a hearing in the U-S Senate Judiciary Committee this morning (Tuesday 9 a-m) that Senator Amy Klobuchar  called for to examine the lack of competition in the ticketing industry.   The Minnesota Democrat says, "the issues within America’s ticketing industry were made painfully obvious when Ticketmaster’s website failed hundreds of thousands of

Klobuchar Hosting Senate Committee Hearing on Ticket Industry - KTOE

People are fed up with Ticketmaster and its messing with Taylor Swift fans didn't help, but the company's president will tell Congress on Tuesday that he doesn't deserve to be a punching bag for the entertainment industry.People are fed up with Ticketmaster and its messing with Taylor Swift fans didn’t help, but the company’s president will tell Congress on Tuesday that he doesn’t deserve to be a punching bag for the e

Expected Senate grilling prompts new Ticketmaster mea culpa for Taylor Swift ticket fiasco - Washington Times

How to Watch the Senate Hearing About Tayler Swift’s Ticketmaster Pre-Sale Debacle, Which Takes Place This Week Taylor Swift fans will be able to follow along as the Senate Judiciary Committee has a hearing about Ticketmaster this week. The hearing, which will be headed…The Senate hearing about Ticketmaster for Taylor Swift's sales event is this week...

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Senators are expected to grill Ticketmaster Tuesday about its spectacular breakdown last year during a sale of Taylor Swift concert ticketsSenators are expected to grill Ticketmaster Tuesday about its spectacular breakdown last year during a sale of Taylor Swift concert tickets

Senators to grill Ticketmaster after Taylor Swift fiasco - The Washington Post

After Ticketmaster's systems melted down when 52 Taylor Swift concerts went on sale simultaneously late last year, fans screamed bloody murder. They'reAfter Ticketmaster's systems melted down when 52 Taylor Swift concerts went on sale simultaneously late last year, fans screamed bloody murder. They're

Live Nation and Ticketmaster are in front of the US government today. Will anything change? (Spoiler: No.) - Alan Cross

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"I'm the problem, it's me." -Probably not LiveNation to the Senate."I'm the problem, it's me." -Probably not LiveNation to the Senate.

Ticketmaster in the hot seat on Capitol Hill

Have you ever found yourself sitting at the computer waiting hours for the chance to get tickets to see your favorite artist? If you are a music fan, the answerHave you ever found yourself sitting at the computer waiting hours for the chance to get tickets to see your favorite artist? If you are a music fan, the answer

Congress to question Ticketmaster following Taylor Swift ticket fiasco

The Senate Judiciary Committee Ticketmaster hearing officially starts today. The committee will investigate whether Live Nation has abused its power in the live music industry.Are you...ready for it?

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A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing will be held Tuesday on issues surrounding Ticketmaster and their role in the ticketing industry.A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing will be held Tuesday on issues surrounding Ticketmaster and their role in the ticketing industry.

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NPR's Leila Fadel talks to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota about Tuesday's hearing that will focus on the problems surrounding Ticketmaster's dominance in the ticketing industry.NPR's Leila Fadel talks to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota about Tuesday's hearing that will focus on the problems surrounding Ticketmaster's dominance in the ticketing industry.

Senate panel hearing will look into Ticketmaster's dominance in live entertainment | KOSU

WASHINGTON, DC (CelebrityAccess) - Live Nation Entertainment (LNE) and Ticketmaster (TM) head to the US Capitol building today for the hearing probing theWASHINGTON, DC (CelebrityAccess) - Live Nation Entertainment (LNE) and Ticketmaster (TM) head to the US Capitol building today for the hearing probing the recent Taylor Swift ticketing fiasco and all that came after. Here's some

Ticketmaster & Live Nation Head to the Nation's Capitol Today For Senate Ticketing Hearing - Here's What You Need to Know - CelebrityAccess

Ticketmaster Blames Bots for Taylor Swift Ticket FiascoTicketmaster learned "valuable lessons" when the Taylor Swift concert tickets sale last year was disrupted by record bot traffic, the parent company will tell a U.S. Senate committee Tuesday.

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Bloomberg The head of Live Nation Entertainment Inc. will tell Congress on Tuesday that the concert promoter learned 'valuable lessons” from

NPR's Leila Fadel talks to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota about Tuesday's hearing that will focus on the problems surrounding Ticketmaster's dominance in the ticketing industry.NPR's Leila Fadel talks to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota about Tuesday's hearing that will focus on the problems surrounding Ticketmaster's dominance in the ticketing industry.

Senate panel hearing will look into Ticketmaster's dominance in live entertainment

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Ticketmaster was deluged with more than 3.5 billion requests from fans, bots and scalpers that overwhelmed its website, and the company canceled a planned ticket sale to the general public for Swift's Eras tour.Ticketmaster was deluged with more than 3.5 billion requests from fans, bots and scalpers that overwhelmed its website, and the company canceled a planned ticket sale to the general public for Swift's Eras tour.

Live Nation CFO defends Ticketmaster, blames bots for Taylor Swift concert tickets sale debacle - CNA Lifestyle

Expect questions about Taylor Swift.Expect questions about Taylor Swift.

Senate committee takes on Ticketmaster after Taylor Swift ticket debacle - Marketplace

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its much-anticipated hearing into Live Nation and competition in the ticketing industry. Swifties are among those planning to rally at the Capitol and online.The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its much-anticipated hearing into Live Nation and competition in the ticketing industry. Swifties are among those planning to rally at the Capitol and online.

Taylor Swift fans will protest outside the Senate's Ticketmaster hearing

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- It was a Ticketmaster meltdown that sent millions of Taylor Swift fans spiraling: lockouts, delays, hours of confusion and soaring aftermarket prices amid reports of scalpers. During the November presale for Swift's upcoming "Eras" tour, Ticketmaster was forced to halt purchases for her shows, citing "extraordinarily high demands" and "insufficient remaining ticket inventory," drawing outcry from Swifties -- and the artist herself. At the time, Ticketmaster said that "every ticket was sold to a buyer with a Verified Fan code." "While it's impossible for everyone to get tickets to these shows, we know we can do more to improve the experience and that's what we're focused on," the company said in November. Now they will face lawmakers: On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing to examine "how consolidation in the live entertainment and ticketing industries harms customers and artists alike," according to a statement -- addressing the bad blood between Ticketmaster and musicians, fans and the industry. Lawmakers will focus on Live Nation and Ticketmaster's 2010 merger, which has given the company an outsized influence on the market -- with critics highlighting how they can raise ticket prices, shut out smaller venues and smaller artists and sideline rival ticket companies. The merger drew particular scrutiny from some members of Congress in the wake of the Swift ticketing fiasco. "If it's Taylor Swift fans that move some of my colleagues on monopolies, great," Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a member of the committee, told ABC News' Rachel Scott ahead of Tuesday's hearing. "Some of the things that came out of the Taylor Swift concert were larger than life because it's Taylor Swift. But many of the things were things we've been hearing for years [about ticketing issues], and it's time to take this on. The fees are too high, and there's not enough competition," Klobuchar, D-Minn., said. Top executives from the ticketing industry are set to testify, including the president and CFO from Live Nation, Joe Berchtold, and SeatGeek CFO Jack Groetzinger. During Berchtold's opening statement, which was obtained by ABC News, he will point the blame at ticket-scalping, arguing that "breaking the law using bots and cyberattacks to try to unfairly gain tickets contributes to an awful consumer experience." "There are problems in the ticketing industry -- problems that we believe can and should be addressed through legislation. Many are the direct result of the industrial-scale ticket scalping that goes on today, which is a $5 billion dollar industry in concerts alone and is fueled by practices that run counter to the interests of artists and fans," Berchtold plans to say. Singer-songwriter Clyde Lawrence, from the band Lawrence, is also expected to testify with his bandmate Jordan Cohen. They say it's the overwhelming control Live Nation has over the industry that leads to lopsided deals. "Our place is to tell some of the experiences that we have from the unique perspective of artists that are really hands on ... and just talk about some of the ways that we've run into road bumps about trying to get a fair deal for ourselves," Lawrence told Rachel Scott. The musicians said that, as one example, they receive no profit from the fees Ticketmaster adds onto tickets: "We have zero say in setting what they are and we have zero participation in any of that money," Cohen said. "We are looking to Live Nation, as the leader of the industry, to just give us a crumb, give us some breadcrumbs. I don't know if the government needs to get involved. That's, again, not our area of expertise," Cohen said. "But we would just hope that the industry leaders make a little bit of change." Copyright © 2023, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.Joe Raedle/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — It was a Ticketmaster meltdown that sent millions of Taylor Swift fans spiraling: lockouts, delays, hours of confusion and soaring aftermarket prices amid reports of scalpers. During the November presale for Swift’s

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its much-anticipated hearing into Live Nation and competition in the ticketing industry. Swifties are among those planning to rally at the Capitol and online.The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its much-anticipated hearing into Live Nation and competition in the ticketing industry. Swifties are among those planning to rally at the Capitol and online.

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Unable to resolve the problems, Ticketmaster subsequently canceled Swift's concert ticket sales to the general public.Unable to resolve the problems, Ticketmaster subsequently canceled Swift's concert ticket sales to the general public.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to hold a hearing Tuesday to dive into whether Ticketmaster has too much influence on the music business.The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to hold a hearing Tuesday to dive into whether Ticketmaster has too much influence on the music business.

Congress to question Ticketmaster over Taylor Swift fiasco (VIDEO)

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its much-anticipated hearing into Live Nation and competition in the ticketing industry. Swifties are among those planning to rally at the Capitol and online.The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its much-anticipated hearing into Live Nation and competition in the ticketing industry. Swifties are among those planning to rally at the Capitol and online.

Taylor Swift fans will protest outside the Senate's Ticketmaster hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its much-anticipated hearing into Live Nation and competition in the ticketing industry. Swifties are among those planning to rally at the Capitol and online.The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its much-anticipated hearing into Live Nation and competition in the ticketing industry. Swifties are among those planning to rally at the Capitol and online.

Taylor Swift fans will protest outside the Senate's Ticketmaster hearing | WAMC

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its much-anticipated hearing into Live Nation and competition in the ticketing industry. Swifties are among those planning to rally at the Capitol and online.The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its much-anticipated hearing into Live Nation and competition in the ticketing industry. Swifties are among those planning to rally at the Capitol and online.

Taylor Swift fans will protest outside the Senate's Ticketmaster hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its much-anticipated hearing into Live Nation and competition in the ticketing industry. Swifties are among those planning to rally at the Capitol and online.The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its much-anticipated hearing into Live Nation and competition in the ticketing industry. Swifties are among those planning to rally at the Capitol and online.

Taylor Swift fans will protest outside the Senate's Ticketmaster hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its much-anticipated hearing into Live Nation and competition in the ticketing industry. Swifties are among those planning to rally at the Capitol and online.The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its much-anticipated hearing into Live Nation and competition in the ticketing industry. Swifties are among those planning to rally at the Capitol and online.

Taylor Swift fans will protest outside the Senate's Ticketmaster hearing | Aspen Public Radio

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its much-anticipated hearing into Live Nation and competition in the ticketing industry. Swifties are among those planning to rally at the Capitol and online.The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its much-anticipated hearing into Live Nation and competition in the ticketing industry. Swifties are among those planning to rally at the Capitol and online.

Taylor Swift fans will protest outside the Senate's Ticketmaster hearing | UPR Utah Public Radio

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its much-anticipated hearing into Live Nation and competition in the ticketing industry. Swifties are among those planning to rally at the Capitol and online.The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its much-anticipated hearing into Live Nation and competition in the ticketing industry. Swifties are among those planning to rally at the Capitol and online.

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