Latest Industry: FanFair Alliance, Copyright Directive, Eventbrite, Pussy Riot, Tekashi69, Mac Miller, More…

Latest Industry: FanFair Alliance, Copyright Directive, Eventbrite, Pussy Riot, Tekashi69, Mac Miller, More...

Promoter cancels Tekashi69 concert at the University of Central Florida over his predophilia charge.

The cancelation comes after a petition decrying the rapper’s past sexual misconduct raised over 6,000 signatures.  Per the Orlando Sentinel, Tekashi69 – real name Daniel Hernandez – would’ve performed at the CFE Arena on September 22nd.  In 2015, Hernandez pleaded guilty to three counts of using a 13-year-old girl in a sexual performance.


Anti-ticket scalping organizations beg Google once again to take down Viagogo from searches.

In a joint letter to Google UK, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ticket Abuse, FanFair Alliance, and the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers accused the search giant of receiving cash to “actively promote one of the least trusted” ticketing platforms.

Accusing Viagogo of failing to comply with Google’s AdWords guidelines, the organizations wrote,


Songwriter group urges pushes for Copyright Directive.

In a letter sent to European members of Parliament (MEPs), the International Council For Creators Of Music discussed how the Copyright Directive would benefit music creators, songwriters, and artists.

Supporting the bill to reform copyright law, the organization wrote,


Eventbrite reveals key IPO information.

At launch on the New York Stock Exchange, the company expects shares to be between $19 and $21 at launch.  According to its most recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, the company also expects to make 10 million class-A shares available, raising $200 million once the shares go live.  Eventbrite will likely have a valuation of around $1.6 billion.

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Two Pussy Riot members arrested.

During mass protests in Moscow, authorities arrested Veronika Nikulshina and Peter Verzilov.  According to a tweet from the punk bank/activist group, “anti-extremism agents” claimed Nikulshina and Verzilov refused “to agree to a ‘terrorist check’ of their car,” leading to the arrests.


Oli Newton-John reveals her new battle with cancer.

Speaking with Sunday Night, an Australian news program, Newton-John confirmed she currently battles cancer for the third time.  She has a tumor at the base of her spine.  Doctors first diagnosed Newton-John with breast cancer in 1992.  The disease returned in 2013.  To battle the tumor, Newton-John has undergone radiation therapy and uses natural remedies.