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Cancelled Lady Gaga performance makes Russian Music TV sue for $1.5M

1 February 2012 One Comment

Russian media holding UTV, which owns Muz-TV  (Russian version of MTV) , has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit with a Miami court, claiming losses from Miami based New Wave Entertainment ( NWE ) over a canceled appearance at Moscow Music Awards by popular singer Lady Gaga. (read complaint below)

NWE Talent  Entertainment claimed that they could get Lady Gaga & Akon to perform at the awards show for the a down payment of $1.5 Million!

“ZAO TV Service (Muz-TV) and the American NWE Talent Agency & Management Company reached agreement that the U.S. side would organize the arrival and concert by Lady Gaga in Moscow at the Muz-TV awards ceremony in June 2012. The Russian side paid the necessary reservation deposit but the Americans could not guarantee the concert on the date for the channel,” Muz-TV said in a statement.

“As a result, ZAO TV Service has applied to a court in Florida, U.S.A., with a lawsuit against the agent company to return the insurance deposit and compensate for losses suffered by the TV channel,”  Muz-TV said.

Moral of the story, too often do I hear from people who people that they can arrange an appearance of a musical artist of famous actor, talent agents should be weary! Ryan Burke is the manager of NWE, and he should not have lead the Russian companies to believe that he had an as “tight” of a relationship with Troy Carter (Lady Gaga’s manager) when they already have him $1.5M advancement.  He should have gotten more of a confirmation with Tory Carter before they give him the money. Once Burke knew he could not confirm Lady Gaga’s appearance he should have returned the money IMMEDIATELY

Well if you want to book some other celebrity (Carrot Top ) you can contact Ryan Burke at NWE Agency Toll Free: 866.993.9NWE (9693) E-Mail: Info@NWETalent.com


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  • Lulaine @ RD Legal Funding said:

    This type of activity happens all the time in the music industry for concert promoters and bookers. This fight will be tied up in litigation as are the many that find themselves in this position. The only way is for the courts to decide that the money has to be given back. Before any money is sent, an independent investigation on getting Lady Gaga’s agreement to do the show should have been done.

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