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Ticketmaster, Live Nation face increased pressure for DOJ probe from Republican and Democratic senators
Ticketmaster and LiveNation face the music in Congressional hearing
Fox News senior congressional correspondent Chad Pergram reports on the Congressional hearing that put Ticketmaster in the spotlight on ‘The Claman Countdown.’
Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Mike Lee, R-Utah, urged the Justice Department in a letter this week to continue investigating Ticketmaster and its parent company, Live Nation, for alleged anticompetitive conduct.
It comes after a hearing last month in which senators grilled Live Nation President Joe Berchtold over the company's meltdown in mid-November during a pre-sale event for Taylor Swift's upcoming tour.
Thousands of fans waited in an online queue for hours to pay sky-high prices for tickets. The company's website crashed intermittently, problems that Ticketmaster blamed on attacks by bots.