A clipping from the WSJ..
"On Thursday, Ticketmaster, a division of Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp, begins trading as a standalone company -- just as the ticketing giant faces one of its biggest challenges.
Ticketmaster's largest client, Live Nation Inc., plans to launch its own ticketing business in January, after their current 10-year contract expires. Live Nation concerts last year represented 14% of Ticketmaster's $1.2 billion in revenue, and Live Nation has made no secret of its desire to compete with Ticketmaster for other clients..."
Personally I would welcome competition..