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Justice Department expected to file antitrust suit against Live Nation, owner of Ticketmaster

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The Justice Department and several states are expected to file a lawsuit soon against Live Nation Inc, citing alleged antitrust violations related to the dominance of its Ticketmaster unit. The lawsuit could lead to significant changes in the live events market, which faced scrutiny in 2022 when Ticketmaster’s glitches prevented many from buying Taylor Swift concert tickets. Critics argue that Live Nation’s lack of competition has caused issues ranging from poor customer service to confusing pricing and expensive fees. Lawmakers have raised concerns about Live Nation’s dominance and its impact on rivals, musicians, and fans. Even musicians like Zach Bryan and the show “The Simpsons” have criticized Live Nation over the years.