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:
- "Wherein three national corporations control nearly all of San Francisco's live music."
- "Ticketmaster is recruiting professional scalpers who cheat its own system to expand its resale business and squeeze more money out of fans".
- "Live Nation admits putting tickets straight on the resale market".
- "Live Nation and DOJ reach 'settlement' that does nothing but extend the time period of the consent decree, with no fine."
- "Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who personally ordered that Jamal Khashoggi be kidnapped and dismembered alive with a bone saw, now owns 6% of Live Nation / TicketMaster."
- "Big Music Needs to Be Broken Up to Save the Industry".