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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