Songkick allowed to proceed with 11 claims from lawsuit

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a number of claims against Ticketmaster, denying a motion for summary judgment in a case filed by Songkick.

Judge Dale Fischer said Ticketmaster’s attorney’s did not show that Songkick’s recent demise was the result of market conditions and not interference from Ticketmaster. She also ruled that there is evidence that “there is a historical practice of artist presale ticketing – controlled by the artists, not Ticketmaster – that Ticketmaster is now attempting to restrain through its contracts with venues.”

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Shortly after the decision, publicist Sallie Hofmeister (who also represents mogul Harvey Weinstein in his ongoing sexual harassment and rape allegation scandal) issued the following statement attributed to Adam Schiffer, Songkick Chief Operating Officer.

“We are gratified that the judge has dismissed Live Nation’s request for summary judgement today, allowing all 11 of the claims we made against the company in our amended complaint in February to be addressed at the trial.”