What’s Stopping TM?

In May, Ticketmaster bought a majority interest in Asian company Emma Entertainment, which has promoted acts like The Rolling Stones, Avril Lavigne, Christina Aguilera and Eric Clapton throughout the People’s Republic of China.

The company is rebranded Emma Ticketmaster and it provides promotion and ticketing under one roof.

That got Pollstar to thinking: Is there any antitrust regulation or state law that would prohibit TM from buying a promotion company in North America?

After calls to entertainment attorneys and TM, we still haven’t heard it’s impossible.