Live Nation (formerly Clear Channel) Ousts Ticketmaster

Live Nation writes its own ticket:

Live Nation, which ended talks with Ticketmaster in August, was bullish on the decision, terming it “limited investment.” The key, and Live Nation president and CEO Michael Rapino has repeated this often, is to control customer data, increase the amount of interaction with concert-goers and to capitalize on expanded distribution channels and sponsorship opportunities.

Is this the ultimate battle between two evils? What’s that saying about my enemy’s enemies?

Previously: Out in the Cold (2005); Find the Cost of Convenience (2002); Fuck Ticketmaster (2001).

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