Women Allegedly Defrauded Investors For Scam Sandy Hook Concert
Two women were arrested for allegedly creating a scam concert that would benefit the Sandy Hook Promise charity for shooting victims and defrauded investors. Nancy Jean, 51, of Riverdale, Georgia and Carissa Scott, 41, of Fayette, Mississippi were arrested on Wednesday at the John F. Kennedy International Airport, the... Read more
Ireland Promoter Warned To Watch Misleading Prices
The concert promoter MCD was warned by the advertising watchdog for not offering a “reasonable” number of its lowest-priced tickets on their site. According to 98FM, a customer complained that all the cheap tickets for a show at Ireland’s 3Arena were sold out, although they were originally advertised “from... Read more
Live Nation Acquires Majority Stake of Chilean Promoter
Live Nation Entertainment announced the acquisition of Chilean promoter DG Medios this week – one of Chile’s top independent concert promoters. The deal was confirmed amid Live Nation’s expansion across Latin America. Recently, the concert promoter giant acquired OCESA in Mexico, DF Entertainment in Argentina, and Brazil’s Rock in... Read more
Enrique Iglesias Concerts Cancelled Due To Promoter Scam
Several Enrique Iglesias concerts across Europe have been cancelled after the fraudulent promoter was accused of running off with around €1 million. According to Pollstar, a Bulgarian promoter claimed to represent ArtBG and has scammed ticket buyers, venues, and artists after posing as a local promoter. The situation unfolded... Read more
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