Fraud

  1. DA: Worker Stole $421,000 From Roadrunner Records

    June 17, 2011 7:28 PM EDT New York City prosecutors say a former payroll manager embezzled about $421,000 at a record label that features rock artists ranging from Megadeth to the Steve Miller Band. Sharanda Houser on Friday pleaded not guilty to grand larceny and falsifyi ...

  2. Stone Temple Pilots Lip-Synching?

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Let's agree on this: If Scott Weiland is actually keeping this song going after what happens at 1:27 in the video - and by the way, ouch! - he gets all of our votes for Best Song Performance Ever After Falling Off Stage. Lip-synching? You be ...

  3. Britney Spears 'Upset' Over Australian Tour Complaints

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears has done it again, hitting the headlines during her first Australian tour over a row about lip-synching and a lacklustre performance that her tour promoter said had left her "extremely upset." Australian media reported tha ...

  4. Ole Inks Children Programming Deals

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ole, the Toronto-based music publisher, continues to be hungry for acquisitions as it just bought a stake in the music catalog of Cookie Jar Entertainment, a producer of children's TV programming and consumer products. In a separate deal, Ole ...

  5. Prerecorded Music At Inauguration Causes Flap

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, here we go again. The revelation that millions of people who saw the inauguration of President Barack Obama were actually listening to recorded music instead of the actual performance of the Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman ...

  6. China To Name And Shame Lip-synching Performers

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST China will name and shame artists who lip-synch or engage in other "fake" acts at commercial concerts, with repeat offenders getting their performing licenses revoked, local media reported on Thursday, citing the Ministry of Culture. Chi ...

  7. Pearlman To Repay Fraud Victims $300 Million

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lou Pearlman and federal authorities have finally agreed on how much the former boy band promoter swindled from banks and investors in a decades-long scam: a staggering $300 million. That's how much creator of the Backstreet Boys and 'N ...

  8. Lou Pearlman Sentenced To 25 Years In Jail

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The man who created the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on four federal charges. But Judge G. Kendall Sharp in Orlando, Fla., said today (May 21) he would reduce the sentence by one month for every $1 mill ...

  9. U.K. Industries Unite On Black Market Sting

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Authorities today (March 16) completed what has been described as the biggest-ever crackdown on counterfeiters and benefit fraudsters ever seen in Britain. Authorities today (March 16) completed what has been described as the biggest-ever crackdow ...

  10. U.K. Industries Unite On Black Market Sting

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Authorities today (March 16) completed what has been described as the biggest-ever crackdown on counterfeiters and benefit fraudsters ever seen in Britain. Authorities today (March 16) completed what has been described as the biggest-ever crackdow ...

  11. U.K. Gov't To Host Live Biz Confab

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government's Department of Culture, Media and Sport is to hold a series of workshops with the live-entertainment industry to tackle the escalating problem of ticket fraud. The U.K. government's Department of Culture, Media and S ...

  12. U.K. Gov't To Host Live Biz Confab

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government's Department of Culture, Media and Sport is to hold a series of workshops with the live-entertainment industry to tackle the escalating problem of ticket fraud. The U.K. government's Department of Culture, Media and S ...

  13. Indie Promoters Target Universal

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two independent radio promoters are targeting Universal Music Group, charging the label group, Universal Records and two promotion executives with racketeering, fraud and breach of contract. NEW YORK -- Two independent radio promoters are targetin ...

  14. Radio Promoters Accuse Universal Of Racketeering

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims fraud, trade libel, breach of contract. Suit claims fraud, trade libel, breach of contract. News ...

  15. SEC Hits Levin, Others With Fraud Charges

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Securities and Exchange Commission filed fraud and other charges April 6 against producer Drew S. Levin and several former associates. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission filed fraud and other charges ...

  16. NJ Sues Blockbuster Over Late Fees Policy

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Suit claims consumer fraud. Suit claims consumer fraud. News ...

  17. Lawsuit Targets Petty's 'Last DJ'

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Action alleges contract breach, fraud. Action alleges contract breach, fraud. News ...

  18. Fat Possum Slams Epitaph With Suit

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blues label claims contract breach, fraud, more. Blues label claims contract breach, fraud, more. News ...

  19. 57 Arrested In Brit Piracy Raids

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A cross-industry investigation into counterfeit CD and DVD merchants in Britain last weekend culminated with 57 arrests. The arrests were made during raids on 12 market sites throughout the east and n LONDON -- A cross-industry investigation into ...

  20. 57 Arrested In Brit Piracy Raids

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A cross-industry investigation into counterfeit CD and DVD merchants in Britain last weekend culminated with 57 arrests. The arrests were made during raids on 12 market sites throughout the east and n A cross-industry investigation into counterfei ...

  21. 57 Arrested In Brit Piracy Raids

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A cross-industry investigation into counterfeit CD and DVD merchants in Britain last weekend culminated with 57 arrests. The arrests were made during raids on 12 market sites throughout the east and n A cross-industry investigation into counterfei ...

  22. Producer: I Was Forced To Pad Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed ...

  23. German Group In Film-Budget Inflation Suit

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German rights group Intertainment will delay publishing its 2003 yearend financial figures until after a ruling is handed down on its $100 million lawsuit against Elie Samaha's Franchise Pictures. COLOGNE (Hollywood Reporter)--German rights g ...