Jim Carroll

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MasterNation – it’s a boy!

The dating is over and the happy couple (formerly known as Ms Live Nation and Mr Ticketmaster) are walking down the aisle. Let the weeping and gnashing of teeth begin. Actually, scratch that, it has already begun. Here’s Marketwatch on …

Tue, Feb 10, 2009, 19:04

   

The dating is over and the happy couple (formerly known as Ms Live Nation and Mr Ticketmaster) are walking down the aisle. Let the weeping and gnashing of teeth begin.

Actually, scratch that, it has already begun.

Here’s Marketwatch on why this deal is bad for consumers

Good analysis from David Carr here on why it’s bad for the consumer: “let’s take two behemoths with an overwhelming footprint in the live music business, smush them together, and see how that works out for the consumer”

Wonder how the happy couple will get on with the various regulators?