TICKETFLY AND TORTUGA FESTIVAL CLOSE TO A SETTLEMENT
A fight between Ticketfly and the owner of a Ft. Lauderdale festival could be nearing a court settlement, according to a recent legal filing. Attorney John R. Jacobson is asking a Federal judge to grant a motion to continue the case saying “the parties believe they are very near to resolving their dispute by agreement.” The suit was first filed by his client Chris Stacey with Rock the Ocean and Tortuga after he received a legal threat from Ticketfly after Stacy dropped his partners at Huka Entertainment and teamed up with Live Nation for this year’s event and moved ticket sales to Front Gate. Attorneys for Ticketfly’s new owner Eventbrite threatened to sue over a signing bonus still owed the company, prompting Stacey to file a surprise lawsuit against the ticketing service.
BILLBOARD’S CHELSEA BRIGGS JOINS 97.1 AMP RADIO MORNING SHOW
Billboard’s Chelsea Briggs is headed to Los Angeles radio station KAMP. As of February, Briggs will join Edgar Sotello and Brian Moote for the new morning show. Briggs has guest-hosted or worked at Hollywire TV, MTV Networks, HLN, VH1, Yahoo TV, Clevver TV and Ovation TV. “Chelsea is a social media superstar and we are thrilled to bring her unique personality to the new AMP Morning Show with Edgar and Brian,” Entercom/Los Angeles SVP/
MARTY BROOKS NAMED CEO OF WISCONSIN CENTER DISTRICT
The Wisconsin Center District Board of Directors has named Marty Brooks CEO. Brooks began in his role last week and brings firsthand experience managing facilities for the NBA, NHL, NFL, Division I Men’s and Women’s college basketball, and minor league hockey. Prior to being named CEO, Brooks had served as the senior vice president and general manager of America’s Center Complex in St. Louis since December 2012. “In my role, I look to increase the profitability of the Wisconsin Center District properties, as well as raise the profile of the District itself. A robust convention and events calendar for the District has a ripple effect throughout the community, and I look forward to working in partnership with VISIT Milwaukee to continue that trend,” said Brooks in a release.