The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) is the leading authority on the impacts of the Ticketmaster monopoly. For more than a decade, we’ve been producing objective, detailed analysis that shows how a lack of competition in the live music space hurts music fans and consumers generally.
AAI has led the call for the breakup of the Live Nation-Ticketmaster monopoly. Our research and advocacy centered on the live events industry has been invaluable to legislators and policymakers.
We produced the first analysis of the ineffectiveness of the remedies in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) 2010 consent decree settling the merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster. And when the DOJ amended the consent decree in 2020, AAI wrote the leading critique of DOJ’s decision to extend ineffective remedies rather than seeking structural relief by challenging the consummated merger or bringing a monopolization case.
Our work on this issue continues. In the meantime, here are some key AAI resources on the live events sector.