03/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ticketmaster, Live Nation In Merger Talks

Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc and Live Nation Inc may unveil a merger as soon as this week, creating a music industry powerhouse with a combined market value of over $700 million, a source briefed on the talks told Reuters on Tuesday.

If the deal goes ahead, the marriage of the world's biggest concert promoter and the leading ticketing and artist-management company will create a dominant force in the industry with ties to more than 200 artists such as the Eagles, Miley Cyrus, Christina Aguilera, Madonna and Jay-Z.

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