Live Nation, AEG Back-Off From Facial Technology Plans At Festivals
Concertgoers were frustrated to hear that Live Nation and AEG were considering the use of facial recognition at concerts and festivals, but now, the promoters have taken a step back. Both live-entertainment giants disavowed any plans to use facial recognition at music festivals, and now, the musicians are declaring... Read more
NoCal Man Scams Promoters Out of $550K For Snoop Dogg, Rihanna Shows
A Northern California man admitted to defrauding concert promoters and investors in a scam this week, taking more than half a million dollars that he promised would go toward securing concerts with A-list stars like Rihanna and Snoop Dogg. The 39-year-old man from Patterson, Jordan Mouton, who also goes... Read more
Investors Lose $31M In Scam For Pitbull, Jay-Z Concerts
Investors jumped at the chance to try and score a huge profit from concerts like Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Pitbull, however, things all came crashing down when they found out it was all a giant scam. According to the Orlando Sentinel, two Orlando men scammed multiple investors.... Read more
Musical Director Pleads Guilty To Stealing $750K From Charity
A former music director, known for his work on “The Arsenio Hall Show,” pleaded guilty to embezzling $750,000 from a charity to pay off his own debts, the NY Daily News reports. According to NY Daily, Robin Dimmagio was convicted of fraud after he used stolen money from an... Read more
Lil Wayne Ordered To Pay $150K After Failing To Fight Concert Lawsuit
Lil Wayne has been ordered to pay $150,000 in a lawsuit that he failed to respond to over fraudulent concerts. The rap star has been ordered to pay the funds to Ramin Natan, who had sued him over breach of contract and fraud. In the suit, Natan claimed that... Read more
Promoter ‘In Over His Head’ With Concert, Owes $20K
A concert promoter, who had failed to produce a Rhythm on the Water show in Austin, Texas, reportedly owes $20,000. Promoter Brandon Veuleman was in charge of a “Rhythm on the Water,” a show that included food, drinks, and live music on a boat at the Walsh Boat Landing... Read more
Concert Promoter Released On Bond, Must Pay Back Ticket Costs
A concert promoter, who failed to feature David Allen Coe at the Daviess County Fairgrounds in Kentucky, has now been told to repay ticket costs. Jason Giardina, who had been held at the Daviess County Detention Center, was released by District Court Judge Lisa Jones on a $50,000 unsecured... Read more
‘Alienstock’ Creators Pull Out Of Event Surrounding Area 51 Raid
The highly classified U.S. Air Force facility, Area 51, has provoked questions for years, but over the past few months, it has turned into a national phenomenon. It all started with a viral joke-event that was published on Facebook, dubbed “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All Of Us.”... Read more
Spanish Singer Joana Sainz Garcia Dies After Firework Explodes During Gig
Spanish pop star Joana Sainz Garcia was performing at a music festival in Spain when she was hit by an exploding firework and died. The 30-year-old singer was performing with the Super Hollywood Orchestra in Las Berlanas when she was hit by a cartridge from a pyrotechnic device and... Read more
Fans Cry Foul On Tickets After Concert’s Venue Change
The third Tailgate N Tallboys event this September in Illinois has switched venues with just a month before the concert, leaving fans upset with ticket prices and seating arrangements that come with the change. Tailgate N Tallboy’s two previous events, held in June and July, took place over three... Read more