The Drop — 1/25/23


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  1. More ticketing controversy. Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing yesterday about whether Live Nation and Ticketmaster’s merger in 2010 has stifled competition and hurt consumers.
  2. Bieber Sells Catalog to Hipgnosis. For $200 million, Hipgnosis Songs Capital has closed its deal to buy 100% of the artist’s publishing, as well as his artist royalties from his master recordings and neighboring rights.
  3. The Sphere is Coming. Per our friends at JamBase, the Las Vegas MSG Sphere will be open by Fall 2023. This place is going to be absolutely incredible. The largest LED screen in the world, 164,000 speakers, and “4D features including scent and wind.”
  4. 40 Years of Phish on the Helping Friendly Podcast. We are rolling on and through 1985 with our walk through all 40 years of Phish, with new episodes every Monday.



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