Woodstock 50 Still In Question, Dentsu Not Obligated To Return $18M
After Woodstock 50’s financial backer Dentsu pulled out of the event, the festival was up in the air. Now, a judge ruled that the festival may continue, but Dentsu is not responsible for returning the $18 million it withdrew from the event. As of this week, organizer Michael Lang... Read more
Ticketmaster Talks Bot Bans, Defends Holdbacks in Canada Testimony
In testimony given Tuesday to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (CHPC) of Canada’s House of Commons, Ticketmaster and Vivid Seats agreed that governmental action against Bots is welcomed by many within the ticketing industry. But the companies diverged on whether or not action should be taken on holdbacks... Read more
Fake Mariah Carey Promoters Sentenced For Wire Fraud Scam
Two California men have been charged with wire fraud after pretending to be promoters of popstar Mariah Carey and swindling two companies out of more than $100,000. The Lesbian Gay Community Network of Western Michigan (now known as the Grand Rapids Pride Center) was one of the two organizations... Read more
Supreme Court Ruling May Open Ticketmaster to More Lawsuits
A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on a class-action lawsuit against Apple could mean trouble for Ticketmaster, according to analysis posted by several outlets. Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the four liberal-leaning justices in a 5-4 decision that the lawsuit – which claims Apple violates antitrust rules with... Read more
Remy Ma, Safaree Sued Over Failure To Play Benefit Concert
Rappers Remy Ma and Safaree are being sued after they failed to show up to a benefit concert they had agreed to play last year. The benefit show was slated to take place at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago on April 21, 2018. While the rappers had signed a... Read more
Britney Spears Reportedly Wants To End 11-Year Long Conservatorship
Popstar Britney Spears spent the past several months telling fans on social media that she voluntarily checked herself into a mental health facility, but a new report shows that the singer told a judge at a hearing on Friday that her father, Jamie, forced her to go to the... Read more
False Shooter Scares Crowd At Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival
Concertgoers were sent into a panic on Friday night during Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival after there were false reports of an active shooter. The festival, which ran from Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12, featured performances from Cardi B, Migos, and Lil Uzi Vert. “Shortly after 11pm on... Read more
Ticketmaster’s TradeDesk Targeted In Proposed California Legislation
A California government official has proposed legislation that would ban Ticketmaster’s “secret scalper program,” TradeDesk, from selling tickets on the secondary market. According to the Toronto Star, Assembly Member Bill Quirk proposed the legislation following scathing reports last year exposing TradeDesk. During the annual Ticket Summit conference in Las Vegas, held... Read more
Man Sentenced For Selling Counterfeit Superbowl, NCAA Tickets
A Georgia man was sentenced to more than four years in prison after pleading guilty to selling counterfeit tickets to the Super Bowl, as well as All-Star and NCAA Championship games. Eugene Smith, 45, of Lithonia, was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to traffic... Read more
Department of Interior Still Receives Free Tickets Despite Ethical Issues
A National Park Service concert venue has been providing free tickets to The Department of the Interior since the 1970’s as a part of a 20-year-contract, however this has raised ethical questions over the years. According to The Hill, the secretary will continue to receive these tickets – valuing... Read more