CARLSBAD, Calif.--Ticketmaster CEO Irving Azoff portrayed his company on Wednesday as one that needs the merger with Live Nation to survive.
"Any of you guys can write a program to sell some tickets," he told the crowd at the D: All Things Digital conference here.
Conference co-host Kara Swisher took issue with his positioning. "Most people don't consider Ticketmaster a victim," Swisher said.
Azoff noted that more and more entities are getting into the ticketing business, forcing his company to diversify as well.
"It's the natural evolution of business," he said. &… Read more