Ticketmaster and Live Nation: spot the difference

October 2009:

The Competition Commission’s provisional findings on the multimillion-pound merger, published today, said that the deal would make it harder for new entrants to break into the ticketing marketplace. The commission also warned that combining the two major players in the music market could mean the price of tickets went up, or result in concert-goers receiving a poorer service.

December 2009:

The commission announced this morning that it no longer believed that the public will suffer if the two companies combine forces