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Geeks and Beats Podcast, episode 202: Ticketmaster

It’s beginning of the end of Ticketmaster as we know it (and a lot of people seem to feel fine). Me and Michael discuss why the scandal-ridden company’s doubling-down on claims of innocence amid evidence it’s encouraging scalpers will tear it’s parent company apart. The geeks delve into the monopolistic relationship between concert venue giant Live Nation and the company selling the tickets — more than twice. Plus, Las Vegas bounces back from last year’s open-air concert shooting. We report live from the Life is Beautiful Festiva in Las Vegas (great WiFi at the Palms Hotel, by the way). Plus: how to win a Blackberry Key2 Smartphone!

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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