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How and why did Ticketmaster get a monopoly on ticket selling?

I was just looking to purchase concert tickets and when I went to the site of the casino where the concert is taking place, it directed me to Ticketmaster for ticket purchase.

A family member was recently purchasing tickets for a local circus and same thing: even though the circus was local and at the County center, the tickets had to be purchased thru Ticketmaster with a surcharge of about $15 per ticket (“facility fee” and “convenience fee”).

When purchasing 2 or 3 tickets, you’re talking $30–50 total, just for fees.

How did it get that we’re beholden to Ticketmaster?

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