Woodstock 50 Organizers File Lawsuit Against Former Financial Partner
Woodstock 50 – the epic event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1969 festival – was officially called-off last year due to several setbacks. Now, the organizers behind the event have filed a lawsuit against their former financial partner for its “destruction of the festival.” According to a... Read more
Music Festival Organizers Sue Ohio Health Experts
Two festival organizers are suing Ohio health experts for enforcing a statewide ban on concerts amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Organizers of Ohio’s Bellwether Music Festival and Country Fest filed the federal lawsuit against Dr. Amy Acton and two county health departments on Thursday in the Southern District of... Read more
UK Man Sentenced To Jail Over Wimbledon Ticket Resale
A British scalper was handed a six-month prison sentence for his involvement in illegal trading of tickets to last year’s Wimbledon tennis championships. Kent native Luke McKay was caught by authorities last year setting up a private Facebook group to trade black market tickets but had refused to name... Read more
Live Nation Pulls Out Of Acquisition, OCESA Considers Legal Action
Live Nation Entertainment revealed this week that it has officially pulled out of an agreed acquisition deal for a majority stake in the leading Latin American music promoter, OCESA. Now, the Mexico-based company is considering legal action. Originally, Live Nation was set to acquire a 51% stake in OCESA... Read more
Ultra Music Festival Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit Over Refund Policy
After refusing to refund ticketholders for its cancelled event, Miami’s Ultra Music Festival has been hit with a class-action lawsuit. The suit, which was filed on Tuesday at the U.S. District Court’s Southern District of Florida on behalf of all ticketholders, alleges that the music festival’s refund policy “damaged... Read more
StubHub Targeted By Class Action Over Covid-19 Refunds
StubHub has been hit with a class action lawsuit for refusing to refund fans for events that have been, or will be cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The suit was brought on by the firm Koskie Minsky, on behalf of all Canadian residents who purchased tickets via... Read more
Judge Rules In Favor of StubHub in Misappropriation Lawsuit
A ruling by a California federal judge dealt a substantial blow to a lawsuit brought by a former competitor of StubHub, which alleged the secondary ticketing site illegally used proprietary code after hiring employees from that competitor. U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson granted partial summary judgement to StubHub... Read more
Reps. Pascrell, Porter Further Criticize Ticketmaster Refund Process
Weeks after urging Ticketmaster to revise its refund policy in a scathing letter, U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Katie Porter (D-CA) say that more action is needed. The pair issued another letter singling out the country’s largest ticket seller for its practices during a global pandemic in which... Read more
Entertainment Unions Urge Congress To Fix Relief Benefits
More than three dozen organizations representing several facets of the entertainment industry have banded together for a call to action from government leaders. The Screen Actors Guild, Music Artists Coalition, Recording Academy and more have issued a joint letter to Congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy, Mitch McConnell and... Read more
Liberty Media Moves Live Nation to Different Asset Group
Liberty Media announced this week that it would re-attribute its 33 percent stake in Live Nation Entertainment, along with other assets, from Formula One Group to its SiriusXM tracking stock, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Over the years, analysts have wondered if Liberty could eventually acquire control of Live... Read more