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DOJ and Tennessee sue to break up Live Nation

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The Department of Justice and a group of 30 state attorneys general announced a lawsuit Thursday against ticketing giant Live Nation on antitrust grounds.

  • Live Nation's business dealings in the Nashville area factored prominently into the lawsuit.

Why it matters: The outcome of the legal battle could upend the ticketing and live events industry for years to come, Axios' Sara Fischer reports.