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    This is going to be ridiculous when it goes down.

    http://www.marketwatch.com/news/stor...%7D&dist=msr_1

    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. and Live Nation Inc. are considering a merger in a deal that would consolidate two of the most powerful forces in the music industry, according to a media report late Tuesday.

    The online edition of The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, reported that the new, combined company would be called Live Nation Ticketmaster, and would bring together the world's largest concert promoter with the world's dominant "ticketing and artist-management" company.
    The boards of both companies have yet to approve the deal, which is likely to require a review by antitrust authorities, according to the report.
    The merger would not involve exchange of any cash and could be announced as early as next week, the report said.

    Ticketmaster handles the affairs of roughly 200 major acts, including The Eagles and Miley Cyrus.
    The West Hollywood, Calif.-based company has a market capitalization of roughly $351.3 million.
    Shares of Live Nation have fallen more than 50% in the past three months, closing Tuesday at $4.99. The Beverly Hills, Calif.-based company has a market capitalization of roughly $390.2 million.

    John Letzing is a MarketWatch reporter based in San Francisco.

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    Just when you thought it was safe... Fucking ticketmaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomThom View Post
    Just when you thought it was safe... Fucking ticketmaster.
    This is siggable.
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    Will somebody trade their bow ticket for my stern ticket? I have this thing where I get seasick if I'm on the wrong side of the engine room, and it works better with my schedule to be on the front end of the changing time zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Dylanja View Post
    This is siggable.
    Your mother is siggable.
    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    Supre doesnt know since he's usually in the bathroom going away at the glory hole.Noms Nom nom noms oooooo i'm taking a picture of that beast....****snap*** back to yum yums nom nom noms

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomThom View Post
    Your mother is siggable.
    This is beautiful.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hannahrain View Post
    Will somebody trade their bow ticket for my stern ticket? I have this thing where I get seasick if I'm on the wrong side of the engine room, and it works better with my schedule to be on the front end of the changing time zone.

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    This would be the death of AEG. Fuck monopolies.
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    Crap

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    do we still get to keep the gigantic tickets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRcube View Post
    do we still get to keep the gigantic tickets?
    God I hope not. F those things

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    Maybe

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    I don't even want to think about the fees and tickets prices...

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    i hope this does not get approved but it probably will, i hate ticketmaster and my reliance on them like a fucking drug dealer
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    WUT. Didn't LiveNation JUST break off from using Ticketmaster?

    TICKETBASTARD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitt kat View Post
    WUT. Didn't LiveNation JUST break off from using Ticketmaster?

    TICKETBASTARD.
    Yeah, but a lot went down behind the scenes last year which infact ended up being the play for this to go down. LN made the move now cause TM didnt want to wait.


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    OMGZ, supre, the bamboozleleft has Thrice playing. Are you going? let me know how it goes.
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    Fuckin' A are you joking?


    just let them compete with each other so the world remains in its normal state

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    OMGZ, supre, the bamboozleleft has Thrice playing. Are you going? let me know how it goes.

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    TM must have seen the obscene LN was charging and fell in love.
    For your health

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    Other way around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    Other way around.
    Have you seen how much LN is charging? I think their fees might be even higher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyface View Post
    Have you seen how much LN is charging? I think their fees might be even higher.
    $12 Asobi Seksu ticket -> $23.50 after ticketmaster fees (~96% markup)
    $22.50 Animal Collective ticket -> $31.50 after livenation fees (~42% markup)

    livenation >> ticketmaster
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    Welcome to the era where the convenience fee is more than the ticket price.


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    Wow talk about the concert goer F over of the century.

    Ticketmaster and Live Nation were in a competition to see who could rip off concert goers for the most fees. I guess it was a draw so they decided to try to merge.

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    This has evil written all over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSwan View Post
    This has evil written all over it.
    Blame Azoff and Rapino.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    Blame Azoff and Rapino.
    I think I'm going to be completely illogical and blame Obama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSwan View Post
    I think I'm going to be completely illogical and blame Obama.

    Nice, but you do know what Im talking about at least.

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    looks like ill be getting a new job
    Rhythm is a dancer.

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    Expect more add on fee bs...

    plenty of these ***********

    *porta potie fee
    *homeland security fee
    *random insurance fee
    *feee
    *feeeeeeeee
    Rhythm is a dancer.

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    so these ugly huge LiveNation tickets will become collectables?
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    I swear to Christ, Ticketmaster is the early stage of Skynet.

    I'd kinda like to see them somehow merge with Merge, just so I could chuckle at my own mild confusion when I'd hear the announcement.

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