Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


Do people have the right to know whether a concert will feature prerecorded music? Is legislative action needed to protect consumers from another Milli Vanilli-type fraud? A number of states have answered "yes" by introducing legislation to mandate a disclosure on concert advertisements or tickets. This note evaluates the necessity of such legislation in light of current popular music practices and existing law. The author concludes that disclosure laws are unnecessary and would be ineffective as well.