February 12, 2009


Bob Dylan's former Greenwich Village haunt "Cafe Wha?" sued for alleged copyright infringement based on the public performance of copyrighted musical compositions.

Rodsongs et al. v. Cafe Wha NY, LLC, No. 09-01207 (S.D.N.Y. filed Feb. 10, 2009).

February 11, 2009

Suit in Canada Alleging Ticketmaster is a Scalper

A $410 million lawsuit alleges Henry Krajewski was redirected to TicketsNow after failing to buy C$66.50 (Canadian dollars) Smashing Pumpkins tickets; he instead paid C$533.65 for a pair of tix using the TicketsNow site as prompted by Ticketmaster. Ontario is a province where there are laws against reselling tickets on the secondary market at more than their face value, according to Billboard.biz.

[Rolling Stone]

February 10, 2009

Muzak Bankruptcy

Muzak Holdings LLC filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Top 30 unsecured creditors include: Universal Music Enterprises, EMI Capitol Records, ASCAP, Sony Music, Virgin Records, Harry Fox, Rhino Entertainment, SESAC, and BMI.