Madonna, Live Nation Sued by Fan Over Concert Start Delays
A Florida man has filed a class-action lawsuit against Madonna and Live Nation after a Miami Beach concert saw its start time pushed back from 8:30 to 10:30 PM – one of many such instances of tardiness on her current Madame X tour. The suit, filed on November 4th,... Read more
UK Competition And Markets Authority Clears Live Nation, MCD Merger
Live Nation and Gaiety Holdings Limited’s proposed purchase of the Ireland-based live music promoter MCD Productions Unlimited Company has been provisionally cleared by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), finding that the merger does not raise competition concerns. Originally, the CMA was worried that the deal could potentially... Read more
Broker Lawsuit Against Dodgers Will Head To Trial In 2021
Last year, four brokers sued the Los Angeles Dodgers for breach of contract and other violations of state law stemming from the team’s decision to cancel the season tickets of hundreds of ticket brokers and then move that inventory to another vendor. Now, a trial date has been set... Read more
Feds Investigating Potential White Sox Insider Resale Scheme
Federal authorities have begun investigating whether a team insider is tied to the sale of some 35,000 Chicago White Sox tickets over a three year span by one individual on StubHub, according to the Chicago Tribune. An overwhelming majority of the tickets sold by Bruce Lee, which generated nearly... Read more
Brooklyn Nets Sued Over Cancellation of Season Ticket Memberships
A pair of lawsuits have been filed in New York against the Brooklyn Nets, alleging that the team violated state law by cancelling season tickets because some were being sold on the secondary market, according to the New York Post. Brooklyn resident Simon Yedid and a group called Smiles... Read more
Influenced by Ticketmaster, Michigan State Senate Picking Winners
Updated 1:43PM Friday October 25 A pair of bills currently under consideration by the Michigan legislature go a long way towards correcting some antiquated code in the state. Unfortunately, lobbying efforts by some of the largest entertainment corporations in the world look to be pushing the language into places... Read more
Promoter Speaks Out About Cancelled Country Show, Fans Await Refunds
This summer, a Toby Keith show was cancelled in Illinois last minute and the promoter was accused of running off with the money. Now, the promoter is speaking up about what happened as ticketholders still await refunds. The Freedom and Dignity Festival was set to feature Keith along with... Read more
NYPD Removes Local Rappers From Rolling Loud Over Potential Violence
Five local rappers from New York City were cut from the Rolling Loud lineup last weekend because of pressure from the New York Police Department. According to Complex, the Assistant Chief Martin Morales of Queens North said that rappers Casanova, Sheff G, Don Q, 22Gz, and Pop Smoke were... Read more
Lil Peep’s Mother Sues Management Team Over Late Son’s ‘Wrongful Death’
The mother of late rapper Lil Peep has filed a lawsuit of wrongful death this week against his former management team. According to the New York Times, Lil Peep’s mom, Liza Womack, is seeking damages against First Access Entertainment,as well as several staff members that played a role in... Read more
Eventbrite Suing Roxodus Festival Promoters for Millions in Refund Row
Eventbrite (NYSE: EB) is looking to recoup the heavy cost of refunding ticket purchasers for the failed Roxodus music festival in July with a pair of lawsuits, filed in California. The San Francisco-based ticketing company is suing the event organizers, which it claims kept nearly $4 million in customer... Read more