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District court rules that Live Nation does not have a monopoly on rock concert tickets

Plaintiffs failed to define the market

A district court in Los Angeles ruled Friday that concert business Live Nation does not have a monopoly on rock show tickets, though it made no ruling on whether its emails still have a monopoly on my inbox.

This antitrust lawsuit has been going on for more than a decade—far longer than I’ve been receiving Live Nation emails imploring me to buy Motley Crue tickets. A class of ticket-buyers accused Live Nation and its former owner Clear Channel of using their monopoly power to raise the prices of rock concert tickets and offer fewer concerts.

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