In the meanwhile, every little thing is a catastrophe for Ticketmaster. They bungled the sale of Taylor Swift’s The Era Tour tickets so badly that they ended up canceling the general sale of them altogether. Swift is de facto sad with the state of affairs, as she wrote today, “I’m not going to make excuses for anybody as a result of we requested them, a number of instances, if they may deal with this sort of demand and we had been assured they may. It’s really wonderful that 2.4 million individuals acquired tickets, but it surely actually pisses me off that a number of them really feel like they went by means of a number of bear assaults to get them.”
Now it seems that whereas all of this was happening, dad or mum firm Reside Nation Leisure has been underneath investigation by the Justice Division.
The New York Times reports that in response to “two individuals with data of the matter,” the Justice Division has opened an antitrust investigation into Reside Nation, to find out whether or not the corporate has abused its energy within the stay music business. The investigation was apparently opened months earlier than the Swift state of affairs and is subsequently not a response to it.
Per the NYT sources, the Division’s antitrust division has “contacted music venues and gamers within the ticket market, asking about Reside Nation’s practices and the broader dynamics of the business” and is making an attempt to find out “whether or not the corporate maintains a monopoly over the business.”
The Justice Division beforehand accredited the Reside Nation/Ticketmaster merger again in 2010, on the situation that the corporate promote some components of its enterprise.