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Taylor Swift Is Angry At Ticketmaster Fiasco

Swifties, your girl has talked about the mess at Ticketmaster. Taylor Swift is angry at Ticketmaster fiasco and posted a story on Instagram on Friday about how angry and upset she was that fans had to wait for hours to buy tickets for her tour next year.

Author:Suleman Shah
Reviewer:Han Ju
Nov 21, 202232 Shares1.2K Views
Fans who tried to buy Taylor Swift tickets during presale windows were frustrated by glitches and long lines for days. On Thursday, Ticketmaster announced that tomorrow's public sale would not happen.
Taylor Swift is angry at Ticketmaster fiascoand said on Friday, November 18 that it was "excruciating" to see fans struggle to get tickets for her upcoming US tour, even though Ticketmaster had told her they could handle a lot of demand.
The New York Times said that the US Justice Department was looking into whether Ticketmaster's parent company, Live Nation Entertainment, had abused its power in the multibillion-dollar live music industry.

Taylor Swift Is Angry At Ticketmaster

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Taylor Swift wrote in response to the many complaints about how Ticketmaster sold tickets for her upcoming Eras tour that it was “excruciating for me to just watch mistakes happen with no recourse”.
Swift made her first public comments about the messed-up ticket sales on the same day that the New York Times reported that the US Justice Department was looking into Ticketmaster's parent company for antitrust violations.
The investigation, which started before the Taylor Swift scandal, is looking into whether Live Nation Entertainment has abused its power in the multibillion-dollar live entertainment industry.
This week, Swift's power was on display when record demand for her 2023 tour, which will be her first in five years, crashed the company's website, left customers waiting in line for "presale" tickets for hours, and caused the public sale scheduled for Friday to be canceled.
The 32-year-old singer said in a statement posted to her Instagram Stories that she asked Ticketmaster “multiple times if they could handle this kind of demand and we were assured they could”.
Well. It goes without saying that I’m extremely protective of my fans. We’ve been doing this for decades together and over the years, I’ve brought so many elements of my career in house. I’ve done this SPECIFICALLY to improve the quality of my fans’ experience by doing it myself with my team who care as much about my fans as I do. It’s really difficult for me to trust an outside entity with these relationships and loyalties, and excruciating for me to just watch mistakes happen with no recourse.- Taylor Swift
There are a multitude of reasons why people had such a hard time trying to get tickets and I’m trying to figure out how this situation can be improved moving forward.- Taylor Swift
I’m not going to make excuses for anyone because we asked them, multiple times, if they could handle this kind of demand and we were assured they could. It’s truly amazing that 2.4 million people got tickets, but it really pisses me off that a lot of them feel like they went through several bear attacks to get them.- Taylor Swift
And to those who didn’t get tickets, all I can say is that my hope is to provide more opportunities for us to all get together and sing these songs. Thank you for wanting to be there. You have no idea how much that means.- Taylor Swift
Live Nation, which owns Ticketmaster, said that the chaos this week was caused by "historically unprecedented demand" for Taylor Swift's 52-city US tour. Fans who wanted tickets had about two weeks to sign up for Ticketmaster's "verified fan" program.
This was meant to get rid of bots and scalpers and get tickets to real people who wanted to go to the concert. On Tuesday, many people with presale codes didn't get tickets because the site crashed or they had to wait in line for hours.
There were also reports that people rearranged their schedules for presales only to be locked out until a public sale on November 18, which was then canceled the day before because there weren't enough tickets left.
Tickets were already being sold for as much as $22,000 on sites like StubHub. The delays, sky-high resale prices, broken websites, and outright cancellation of the public sale made people angry and put Ticketmaster, which merged with Live Nation in 2010, under more scrutiny.
In a letter to Live Nation Entertainment Inc., Amy Klobuchar, the chair of the Senate's antitrust committee, said that she has “serious concern about the state of competition in the ticketing industry and its harmful impact on consumers”.
After Swift fans filled his office with complaints, Tennessee's attorney general said he would look into the entertainment company based in California for consumer protection.
“Daily reminder that Ticketmaster is a monopoly, its merger with Live Nation should never have been approved, and they need to be reigned in. They need to break up.”- Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Five Democratic House members sent a letter to the Justice Department in 2021, asking them to look into whether Ticketmaster and Live Nation had broken any antitrust laws.
In the letter, it was said that Ticketmaster "has stifled competition in selling tickets for live entertainment and hurt consumers. This needs to be looked at again."
Live Nation Entertainment said late Friday that it takes its antitrust law responsibilities "seriously" and "does not do anything that could lead to an antitrust lawsuit."
Ticketmaster said late Friday that it wanted to apologize to Taylor Swift:
[To] Taylor and all of her fans - especially those who had a terrible experience trying to buy tickets. We are working to improve our technologybecause the demand for Taylor Swift's Eras Tour has raised the bar.- Ticketmaster
When asked if Ticketmaster needed more scrutiny, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said that Joe Biden was a "strong proponent of increasing competition in our economy" and cited a previous statement by Biden that “capitalism without competition isn’t capitalism. It’s exploitation.”
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Suleman Shah

Suleman Shah

Suleman Shah is a researcher and freelance writer. As a researcher, he has worked with MNS University of Agriculture, Multan (Pakistan) and Texas A & M University (USA). He regularly writes science articles and blogs for science news website and open access publishers OA Publishing London and Scientific Times. He loves to keep himself updated on scientific developments and convert these developments into everyday language to update the readers about the developments in the scientific era. His primary research focus is Plant sciences, and he contributed to this field by publishing his research in scientific journals and presenting his work at many Conferences. Shah graduated from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (Pakistan) and started his professional carrier with Jaffer Agro Services and later with the Agriculture Department of the Government of Pakistan. His research interest compelled and attracted him to proceed with his carrier in Plant sciences research. So, he started his Ph.D. in Soil Science at MNS University of Agriculture Multan (Pakistan). Later, he started working as a visiting scholar with Texas A&M University (USA). Shah’s experience with big Open Excess publishers like Springers, Frontiers, MDPI, etc., testified to his belief in Open Access as a barrier-removing mechanism between researchers and the readers of their research. Shah believes that Open Access is revolutionizing the publication process and benefitting research in all fields.
Han Ju

Han Ju

Hello! I'm Han Ju, the heart behind World Wide Journals. My life is a unique tapestry woven from the threads of news, spirituality, and science, enriched by melodies from my guitar. Raised amidst tales of the ancient and the arcane, I developed a keen eye for the stories that truly matter. Through my work, I seek to bridge the seen with the unseen, marrying the rigor of science with the depth of spirituality. Each article at World Wide Journals is a piece of this ongoing quest, blending analysis with personal reflection. Whether exploring quantum frontiers or strumming chords under the stars, my aim is to inspire and provoke thought, inviting you into a world where every discovery is a note in the grand symphony of existence. Welcome aboard this journey of insight and exploration, where curiosity leads and music guides.
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