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Flo Rida Allegedly Screws Australian Concert Promoter, But Dodges Payment Because he was Served on Facebook

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One of the biggest areas in the music industry where legal disputes arise is the concert promoter-artist relationship. The issue is further underscored when you have American artists having to perform in local markets here in the USA (markets no one really goes to) and overseas (Africa, Carribean, Australia etc.)

Time and time again, we see the promoters get screwed, although artists do get screwed too. What’s missing are the trial lawyers hired to hold these artists’ feet to the fire. Promoters, don’t just sit and take it. Consult with an attorney in your area.

Artists/Managers take these huge deposit fees and just never show up to perform. For the international event promoter/organizer, they feel helpless because they do not understand their legal rights, even when the chosen forum for conflict resolution is the USA. Yet another story of how a concert promoter gets allegedly screwed and the artist just walks on by.

“(AllHipHop News) 2013 is definitely an evolution in technology. You can send a fax from your phone, order a baby online, they are even making hamburgers in laboratories. One thing you can not do is try to serve someone a lawsuit on Facebook, a lesson concert promoters Mothership Music should have known. According to Billboard, Flo Rida (Tramar Dillard) avoided paying $400,000 in damages to Mothership Music for not showing up to a 2011 performance in Australia.

After Flo Rida did not appear at his scheduled performance at the Fat As Butter fest in 2011, Mothership Music sued in the NSW District Court for breach of contract and damages. Due to travel constraints, Mothership Music resorted to serving Flo Rida a summons to his Facebook page. . .”

-AllHiphop.com has the full story.

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AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Ms. Uduak is also a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her law firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. She has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts and handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa, and Asia.

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