BUYER BEWARE: “Is this legit?” – Lawyers’ Responses…

BUYER BEWARE: “Is this legit?” – Lawyers’ Responses…

We got this question from a COMBO member, asking “Is this legit?” We checked with our lawyers and here are their responses: RE: Songuard.™: It is a timestamp. It is…

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BUYER BEWARE: COMBO Member Writes: “Is this legit?”

BUYER BEWARE: COMBO Member Writes: “Is this legit?”

We got this question from a COMBO member, asking “Is this legit?” We are checking with our lawyers now to see if this is a viable way to “protect” your…

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BUYER BEWARE: ‘I’m getting ripped off’: A look inside Ticketmaster’s price-hiking bag of tricks

BUYER BEWARE: ‘I’m getting ripped off’: A look inside Ticketmaster’s price-hiking bag of tricks

Buying a ticket for Saturday’s Bruno Mars concert in Toronto was probably never going to be cheap, but what many of the star’s 17,000 fans who scored a seat might…

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BUYER BEWARE: Musician Jerry Roys Sends a “Be Careful” Note in This Time of Hail Storms

BUYER BEWARE: Musician Jerry Roys Sends a “Be Careful” Note in This Time of Hail Storms

From Jerry Roys on Faceook, 6/19/18: Need a roofer? Call a supply house. They know roofers who have been in the area for years. I have been with ABC for…

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BUYER BEWARE: FBI Warns of Online Romance Scams

BUYER BEWARE: FBI Warns of Online Romance Scams

[Editor’s note: Although not directly related to the “business of music,” musicians fall in love, too. But just be careful. Catfishers are everywhere!] Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the…

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BUYER BEWARE: Use Caution When Parking at the Wendy’s Next Door to the Fillmore in Denver

Diane Morris on Fb 1/12/18: The power of social media is huge. I want everyone to share this post! Tonight I dropped my family off at the Fillmore for a…

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BUYER BEWARE: Too Good to Be True? Be Careful Signing Contracts for Large Amounts of Money

It has come to the attention of COMBO that a club in Denver is signing contracts with bands for large amounts of money that the club does not pay at…

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BUYER BEWARE: False Story: Alabama Teen Shot After Police Mistake Saxophone for Machine Gun

BUYER BEWARE: False Story: Alabama Teen Shot After Police Mistake Saxophone for Machine Gun

Here’s the story as presented on Fake News website Facebook: This seems to be all-too familiar, this week after Gary Alabama police officer member of The Grand Dragon of the…

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BUYER BEWARE: Yoko Ono Stops Lemonade Company ‘John Lemon’ Due to Those Pesky Copyright Laws

In our post-everything society, ironically-named food and beverages are as common as mis-spelled band [email protected]$. However, as clever as your Roger Waters Water may be, you can’t just jack somebody’s…

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BUYER BEWARE: Toni Basil Claims ‘Mickey’ Has Been Used Without Her Permission for Decades

BUYER BEWARE: Toni Basil Claims ‘Mickey’ Has Been Used Without Her Permission for Decades

Toni Basil, the one-hit wonder behind “Mickey,” filed suit in L.A. Superior Court on Thursday alleging that the song has been used without her permission for decades. According to the…

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BUYER BEWARE: Lesli Sanders Urges a “Buyer Beware” on Jacky Boy Publik House in Rhode Island

From Lesli Sanders on Fb, 8/13/17: Many of you know the situation that happened at Jacky Boy Publik House in Cranston, RI with the band. [After putting on a show,…

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BUYER BEWARE: Annie Lennox Gets Tapped as a “Potential Star”

BUYER BEWARE: Annie Lennox Gets Tapped as a “Potential Star”

From Annie Lennox on Fb., 6/30/17: Whilst it’s obviously a bit of fun sharing the email I received telling me I had “potential” sadly up and coming musicians are sent…

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BUYER BEWARE: Twisted Sister Sues Promoter

BUYER BEWARE: Twisted Sister Sues Promoter

(VIP-NEWS) — Twisted Sister claims promoter John D`Esposito failed to pay the heavy metal band most of their fee for a farewell concert last year. The show was the band`s…

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BUYER BEWARE: Keyboardist Stan Monroe Gives the Low-Down on Local “Music Awards” Shows

I am going to say something that will no doubt anger a lot of local musicians, but I feel it needs to be said. And I am speaking only for…

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BUYER BEWARE: $100,000 Cash Giveaway & Music Conference

Buyer Beware! Anytime you get the “Bum’s Rush” – “Got to enter NOW or lose your chance” – with a deadline date, you’d better be willing just to part with…

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