Actually not that swift – this has been a long time in the making.
This week, Ticketmaster has pulled more from Taylor Swift fans when pre-sale tickets for her upcoming tour. With “dymanic pricing,” Swifties have been getting gouged by a monopoly on live music.
Swifties fought back. And got themselves the first win.
David Sirota’s “The Lever” investigative media outlet has laid out exactly how Ticketmaster is a monopoly; how they came to be one; and who ultimately controls Ticketmaster – and Live Nation as well. Spoiler: have you heard of Liberty Media Corporation?
And if you enjoy The Lever’s investigative reporting (and want to screw over corporations), 100% support independent news and get these reporters knocking on the doors of power. They also have a fantastic podcast. Subscribe at their link here!