AAI Competition Analysis is Front and Center as Debate on Live Nation-Ticketmaster Heats Up

AAI has led the call for the breakup of the Live Nation-Ticketmaster monopoly, most recently at its competition roundtable “Breaking the Monopoly in Ticketing – Policies for Restoring Competition and Protecting Consumers.” AAI’s research, education, and advocacy in the live events industry goes back a decade. AAI created the progressive analytical framework on paperless ticketing in the early 2010s and 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. When the DOJ amended the consent decree in 2020, AAI wrote the leading critique of DOJ’s decision to extend proven, ineffective remedies rather than seeking structural relief by challenging the consummated merger or bringing a monopolization case. Stay tuned for more AAI advocacy on what a breakup remedy should look like in the live events industry. Access AAI resources on the live events sector here.