Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

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?

Sign In

Forgot Password?

Sign Up

The name that will appear beside your comments.

Have an account? Sign In

Forgot Password?

Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In or Sign Up

Thank you

You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.

Hello, .

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

Thank you for registering. Please check your email for the activation code.

We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 10 days from the date of publication.