Popular Scalper ‘Tommy Tickets’ Jailed For Fraudulent Tickets
The popular Chicago ticket scalper known as “Tommy’s Tickets” has been jailed following multiple accounts of deceptive broker practices, taking between $600 and $31,000 from buyers. Tommy Ryan, who was arrest and jailed in St. John’s County, Florida on an Illinois warrant, is currently fighting an extradition to Illinois.... Read more
Woodstock 50 Loses Venue, Organizers Insist Festival Will Go On
UPDATE as of Friday, June 14: According to Billboard, the festival was dropped from Watkins Glen because organizers failed to make the final $150,000 payment due on May 15. Court filings in New York showed that Michael Printup made several attempts to collect the payment from investor Greg Peck... Read more
Ticketmaster Class-Action Lawsuit Alleges Company Inflates Ticket Prices
Ticketmaster is caught in another class-action lawsuit in federal court which claims the ticketing giant unlawfully contracts with scalpers and profits from the dealing, violating California law. Mahmoud Ameri and Erin Ouborg, represented by Brent A. Robinson of Atman-Smith & Marcy, brought on the lawsuit after they purchased tickets... Read more
R. Kelly Charged With 11 New Felony Sex-Related Crimes
R. Kelly has found himself in even more trouble this week as Cook County prosecutors filed a new series of sexual assault charges against the singer. He now faces 11 new sex abuse charges, with some that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. According to the... Read more
Department of Interior Can Treat Lawmakers, Officials To Free Tickets
The Department of Interior has been receiving free tickets to The Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts for years, but according to rules that were released earlier this week, the secretary has the ability to give away these tickets to other lawmakers and officials. The venue has offered... Read more
Ariana Grande, Louis C.K. Limit Concertgoers’ Rights With Copyright Rules
Ariana Grande and Louis C.K. are just two people in the entertainment industry who are trying to take control back during their shows amid the smartphone era and digital world. Yet, some of their rules are blurring the lines between editorial and commercial use, leaving fans with a limited... Read more
Ultra Festival Vendors Still Not Paid Two Months After Event
Ultra Music Festival, one of the largest EDM festivals in the world, took place in Miami earlier this year, however, two vendors are still waiting to get paid. Glen Larson of Dock and Marine Construction told WSVN News 7 Miami that his company built the docks and floating walkways... Read more
Woodstock 50 Announces Oppenheimer & Co. As Financial Advisor
The Woodstock 50 team announced this morning that Oppenheimer & Co. will be the festival’s new financial advisor to complete financing for the festival. Over the past few months, Woodstock 50, the festival commemorating the 1969 event, has faced several hardships. Then, earlier this month, their financial backing partner... Read more
Britney Spears’ Residency On Hold While Singer Focuses On Health
Pop icon Britney Spears, who revealed bombshell news over the weekend about her dad keeping her in a mental health facility against her will, put her Las Vegas residency on hold earlier this year. Now, her manager has spoken out, saying that he doesn’t know when – or if... Read more
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