14-Mar-2022 (Mon) Wherein there are lots of things to be angry about, but one of them is still TicketMaster.

Here's John Oliver's piece from last night on multinational superpredator TicketMaster / Live Nation:

You may remember TicketMaster from such hits as:


5 Responses:

  1. Seg says:

    Honestly a bit miffed they didn't have a pull quote from you. ;)

    In all seriousness, I wish they touched on the dismantling of independent local venues, but glad we at least got the ticketing aspect exposed.

  2. Food4Thought says:

    Do restrictive zoning laws help entrench and empower the likes of LiveNation and Ticketmaster?

  3. Jeff L says:

    I've been hating on TicketBastard^H^H^H^H^H^H^HMaster since, well, as long I've been going to concerts (1985). Don't we have _any_ anti-monopoly laws that will release us from the Great Satan's grasp?

    Did you purposely exclude this one about Clear Channel, or is there just to much abuse to remember it all?
    https://www.dnalounge.com/backstage/log/2004/05/25.html

    Maybe the patent mentioned in the post has expired, so yay? But I bet there's some lawyerly shenanigans that prevent me from buying a digital copy of the show I just saw. Or maybe the Live Nation monopoly is the one ring to rule them all.

    • jwz says:

      I actually forgot about that one!

      I guess the patent expires next year, and it would apply equally to thumb drives as to CDs.