Hayoooo, we made it to Episode 150! Today, David and Tony talk about recent club shutdowns, lawsuits, and legal issues within the DJing, EDM, and festival communities.

We talk about:

  • The first successful lawsuit against the ill-fated Fyre Festival, to the tune of $5 million, by festival “survivors” Seth Crossno and Mark Thompson.
  • Recent libel and defamation lawsuits from Behringer against a Chinese blog called Midifan, and against 20 members of the pro-audio forum Gearslutz.
  • A lawsuit against Orlando Police in regards to the tragic Pulse Nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016, one of the deadliest shootings in modern American history.
  • A romantic comedy on Netflix called Ibiza, for which the Spanish government is suing, due to the fact that it was actually filmed in Croatia.
  • A Beruit nightclub which was shut down by its government due to verses of the Quran accidentally getting played over the loudspeakers.
  • Fender, Yamaha, Casio, Roland, Korg – and how their offices were raided by the CMA under suspected breaches of competition law.
  • A Swedish festival which was shut down after a sexual assault plague.
  • A Miami-based ban on…. horses in nightclubs?
  • The “war on raves”, and how it continues into modern times, based on stories from South Wales and Edmonton.
  • The sentencing of the parties being held responsible for the tragic Ghost Ship fire.

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