Music News 10.17.16

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Music News 10.17.16

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016

East Coast Lawyer Behind Bars Over Concert Scam

D.C. lawyer Herbert Franklin Green finds himself heading to the big house for his role in a major concert promotion scam. Executives with Sports Dimensions accepted large investments from lenders after claiming they were promoting large-scale shows for artists like Beyonce, Jay Z, and Alicia Keys. Green was sentenced to two and a half years in prison last week after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud. (Austin Business Journal)

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Bon Iver Brings Transgender Issues to Centerstage on World Tour

Bon Iver kicks off their world tour this week in support of their new album 22, A Million. In conjunction with the tour, the group announced 2 A Million: a campaign to raise support, awareness, and “person-to-person connections in an effort to end gender inequality, domestic violence, and sexual abuse.” Bon Iver will be partnering with local nonprofits in every city on their tour, setting up a station to take donations and answer questions about transgender life and issues. But you don’t have to be at a Bon Iver show to donate to the 2 A Million campaign. If you want to contribute, text 2AM to 56512. (Fact Mag)

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-Taylor Wallace