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Senators grill Ticketmaster after Swift fiasco

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Ticketmaster doubling down on their business practices after facing tough questions from Senators Tuesday about its spectacular breakdown last year during a sale of Taylor Swift concert tickets. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, says the Senate Judiciary Committee...
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Ticketmaster Apologizes, Senators Sound Skeptical

Ticketmaster Apologizes, Senators Sound Skeptical

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The parent company of Ticketmaster was grilled Tuesday by senators over its stranglehold of the industry and the debacle over the sale of Taylor Swift tickets. The big question now is whether anything will change. Some highlights: The bots: Joe Berchtold, head of parent company Live Nation, apologized for the...
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4 Takeaways from the Senate's hearing on Ticketmaster, Taylor Swift and competition

4 Takeaways from the Senate's hearing on Ticketmaster, Taylor Swift and competition

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Taylor Swift Ticketmaster Hearing: CEO Blames Bot Cyberattack For Website Crash In Congressional Testimony

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The heads of rival Ticketmaster companies, SeatGeek CEO Jack Groetzinger and Jam Productions co-founder Jerry Mickelson, also testified.
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U.S. Senate Holds Hearing on Ticketmaster Operations: “The Solutions Are There for the Taking”

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Live Nation Entertainment president Joe Berchtold claimed that bots were to blame for the Taylor Swift tour sale fallout that prompted the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing
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After Taylor Swift fiasco, senators grill Ticketmaster

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Senators grilled Ticketmaster Tuesday about its spectacular breakdown last year during a sale of Taylor Swift concert tickets.
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Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar leads U.S. Senate judiciary hearing on the Ticketmaster 'debacle'

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'She's chair captain': Taylor Swift lyrics dominate Senate Ticketmaster hearing

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A bipartisan Senate Judiciary Committee tore into Ticketmaster following the debacle last fall over Taylor Swift concert tickets.
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Senators grill Ticketmaster after Taylor Swift fiasco

Senators grill Ticketmaster after Taylor Swift fiasco

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Senators grilled Ticketmaster Tuesday, questioning whether the company's dominance in the ticketing industry led to its spectacular breakdown last year during a sale of Taylor Swift concert tickets.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, recalled piling into a friend's car in high school to go to concerts by Led Zeppelin, The Cars and Aerosmith. These days, she said, ticket prices and fees have gotten so high that shows are too expensive for many fans. Klobuchar said ticket fees now average 27% of the ticket cost, and can climb as high as 75%.
Klobuchar said Ticketmaster's market...
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What Happened During Congress' Hearing on Ticketmaster and the Taylor Swift Concert Mess

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In November, fans saved up hundreds of dollars and took days off work during pre-sales so they could wait in virtual queues to buy tickets to Taylor Swift's upcoming tour. Some waited for hours on Ticketmaster's website, only to see tickets they'd selected disappear from their carts or be booted out of line when the website glitched. Many of those lucky enough to secure tickets were hit with costly fees, and resellers began to list tickets online for more than $20,000. Fans hoping to snag tickets in the general sale were crushed when Ticketmaster canceled it.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate...
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Taylor Swift Fans Closely Watch Ticketmaster Senate Hearing

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Taylor Swift's fans, fueled by Ticketmaster's botched sales for her upcoming Eras Tour, kept close tabs on the Senate Judiciary Committee's proceedings on Tuesday morning.
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