Dancing in the Dark: An Analysis of the Live Entertainment Industry and the Deceptive Market Practices of Ticketmaster and Live Nation

Erik Holmstrom
2019 Western Journal of Legal Studies  
Live Nation and its subsidiary Ticketmaster control a wide range of areas within the live entertainment industry. Their current conduct in that industry regarding fees added to ticket prices is arguably in violation of Canada's Competition Act. Canada's Competition Bureau, the country's economic watchdog, recently filed an application alleging that these fee add-ons constitute deceptive marketing practices. Ticketmaster's defence in support of their fees is contradictory to their practices and
more » ... s unreasonable and self-serving. Regardless of the outcome of the Competition Bureau's application, federal legislation should be implemented to curb these marketing practices.
doi:10.5206/uwojls.v9i2.8070 fatcat:4b7unk4xibgv7gilguejdmmmey