Live Nation spars with senator over its vow to ditch hidden ticket fees
Live Nation, the world’s largest concert promoter, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) are clashing over the company’s pledge not to charge customers hidden ticket fees.
Live Nation recently said it would stop charging hidden ticket fees, in an effort to make prices more transparent for consumers. Durbin, however, is skeptical of the plan because of the company’s past practices. He believes that an investigation should be launched to ensure that the company is not simply shifting fees elsewhere.
Live Nation has responded by defending its plan, arguing that it is committed to making ticket prices more transparent for consumers and that it has already implemented changes to do so. The company also said that it is working with Durbin to answer any questions he may have.
Durbin, however, is unconvinced that the company’s plans will benefit consumers. He believes that the company is simply finding new ways to hide fees from consumers and that an investigation is needed to ensure that consumers are not being misled. He believes that the company should be held accountable for its promises.
As of now, the two sides remain in a standoff, with neither willing to yield ground. It will likely take some time before a resolution is reached, but it is clear that both parties are committed to making sure that ticket prices are transparent for consumers.