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Regulators Likely to Seek Concessions in Music Business Merger

Los Angeles Business Journal - March 2, 2009

In the article, “Regulators Likely to Seek Concessions in Music Business Merger,” Partner Arnold Sklar was quoted regarding the potential antitrust and unfair competition issues associated with the merge of Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment. According to Sklar: “Live Nation and Ticketmaster could strike a deal with the government to break off divisions in order to ease some antitrust concerns. One option would be for the new company to spin off a division that sells tickets to events that are not staged at Live Nation venues such as basketball games and museum exhibits…Or the merged company could agree to give competing ticket vendors the same terms for concert sales. That would allow the company to argue it was allowing competition to survive.”