If you’ve bought tickets to a big game or a concert recently, chances are you bought them through Ticketmaster — the vendor that controls the vast majority of American ticket sales. Consumer advocates are worried by Ticketmaster’s plans to merge with the largest concert promoter in the country, as well as their operation of an online site for secondary ticket sales. We explore the business landscape of the U.S. ticket market and what the future holds for consumers.


  • Ed Mierzwinski Federal Consumer Program Director, U.S. PIRG
  • Ray Waddell Senior Editor for Touring, Billboard Magazine; and co-author of "This Business of Concert Promotion and Touring"

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