Fyre Festival

The 2017 HipHopDX Turkey Awards

We here at HipHopDX are now in the twelfth year of our annual Turkey Awards, which have historically shone the ugly light of truth on the year’s fuck …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Just So You Know, The Real Fyre Festival Has Actually Existed For Years

Interested in going to a luxury music festival on a private island? I know what you’re thinking, but forget Fyre Festival. Your Paradise has been around since 2014 and it’s everything this year’s Ja Rule organized event was supposed to be. Once you book tickets, your experience includes a flight …

Entrepreneurship

What I Learned When Fyre Festival Hired My Startup

One first-time entrepreneur’s trial by Fyre, and the lessons he pulled from the ashes.<p>If there was an award for the most disastrous event of 2017, Fyre Festival would probably take the prize. Billed as “Coachella for the Bahamas,” the actual “festival” ended up resembling an episode of <i>Lost</i>. You’ve …

Entrepreneurship

The Weinstein Effect is already taking a readership toll on the lefty blogosphere

The crackdown on "influencers" engaging in undisclosed paid endorsement roiled Instagram last year, but now the crackdown on sexual misconduct on …

George Takei

Ja Rule Roasted for Asking People to Help Him Find Banksy

What is Ja Rule doing these days? I mean, he's obviously trying to figure out how to skirt the Fyre Festival fuckery, but we're not hearing loads of …

Music

Fyre Festival Trustee Seeks Information

A bankruptcy trustee probing the ill-fated Fyre Festival is seeking information from a law firm and insurance broker that worked for the business that promoted the failed music festival.<p>The request is part of a broader attempt by the bankruptcy court-appointed trustee, lawyer Gregory Messer, to …

Business

Is the Victoria’s Secret Show Going to Be the Next Fyre Festival?

The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is scheduled to take place in Shanghai, China, on November 20, but things have gotten off to a rocky start. …

Fashion

The 9 Circles of Event Hell

In this video we talk about the different levels of event hell, based on severity and talking about what are some of the individual elements that you …

Networking

Billboard Touring Conference Promoter Panel Weighs the Pros and Cons of Being Independent in 2017

As the live entertainment industry continues to grow year over year, the Billboard Touring Conference promoter panel tackled how independents are …

Banksy, please call Ja Rule

He’s looking for you.<p>Ja Rule is looking for Banksy. "If anyone knows Banksy tell him I’m looking for him thanks..." the rapper wrote on Twitter on …

Music

3 things to consider when planning an international event

One of the first challenges when launching a new conference or event, is choosing the right location.<p>Ten years ago, most leading conferences were based in established tech hubs, or large metropolitan cities in the US or Europe. Nowadays, a quick browse on events platforms like Eventbrite reveals …

Latin America

The 7 Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Products of 2017

What in heaven's name were they thinking when they released these turkeys into the webbed wide world?<p>Every year sees its share of lousy products and 2017 was no exception. In fact, as the Internet of Things (IMHO one of the dumbest ideas of all time) becomes more popular, the challenge is choosing …

Emily Ratajkowski

Why Were Fergie, Liev Schreiber, and the Misshapes All in the Bahamas This Weekend?

With the relaunch of the hotel The Cove in the sprawling Bahamas resort Atlantis, a varied contingent of actors, musicians, and celebrities descended on the island to take in the best beaches the Atlantic has to offer—and, judging by appearances, they've had a much less turbulent ride than the …

Liev Schreiber

You Can Relive the Fyre Fest Shitshow All Over Again with a New Docuseries

The upcoming multi-part doc promises to "expose what went wrong and who is to blame."<p><i>Billboard</i> announced Monday that it's developing a documentary series about luxury music festival turned complete and utter shitshow, Fyre Festival.<p>The as-yet-untitled docuseries—which <i>Billboard</i> is making in …

An Ultra-Luxury Mexican Festival You've Never Heard Of Is Everything the Fyre Festival Wanted to Be (But Wasn't)

Meet the antidote.<p>Can we talk about the Fyre Festival for a moment? (Insert Michael Jackson eating popcorn gif here.) That was <i>supposed</i> to be a …

Bravo TV

The Fyre Festival Disaster Is Getting The Biopic Treatment

It seems as though the Fyre Festival faded away like a candle in the wind, but the cursed luxury festival <i>only</i> took place this past spring in 2017 …

Billy McFarland

Top YouTube Channel Made An Animated Break Down Of The Failure Of Fyre Festival

Ahh Fyre Festival, for a dance music blogger, it is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Just when you think that the most hilarious pieces of info …

Music

Further reading

<b>Elsewhere on Wednesday,</b><p>– Mapping the reformation migration in America on the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 theses to the …

Martin Luther

Here’s How Fyre Festival Became an Epic Failure

By now you’ve probably gotten wind of the fiasco of Fyre Festival, an event so corrupt and deceitful that organizer Billy McFarland has been arrested …

Billy McFarland

we're getting a documentary about fyre festival

May we suggest a title? "Lord of the Fyre Flies"<p>Fyre Festival. It was a lot, wasn't it? A blissful moment of collective schadenfraude for everyone outside of Great Exuma, and a colossal disappointment for every paying customer on the island. Countless exposés followed the festival's profoundly …

Billy McFarland

October 31, 2017: Fyre Festival Documentary in the Works From Billboard, Emmys Group Cancels Kevin Spacey Honor After Sexual Assault Allegation, ABC Wants $2.6 Million for 2018 Oscars Ads

<b>1. FYRE FESTIVAL DOCUMENTARY IN THE WORKS FROM BILLBOARD:</b> Billboard has teamed up with Mic and the Cinemart to develop a multi-part documentary about …

Entertainment

Billboard, Mic & The Cinemart Are Developing A Docuseries About The Failed Fyre Festival

The series will examine what led to the festival, set to occur on on a private Bahamian island until production fell a part resulting in $100 million …

Billy McFarland

Billboard, Mic & The Cinemart Developing Documentary Series About Failed Fyre Festival

has teamed with The Cinemart and to develop a multi-part documentary covering this year's failed Fyre Festival.<p>The untitled docuseries will examine …

Billy McFarland

Consumer Psychology: Five Tips for Creating Positive (and Reasonable) Expectations

You've probably had a few experiences that didn't live up to your expectations. We've all suffered through dates that turned into duds, parties that …

Marketing

The Real Top 100 Results 2017 Edition by EDM Sauce

It is a tradition for us each year to follow up the Top DJs annual poll with our own, more accurate list of the Top 100 pieces of the electronic …

Music

How to Protect Your Brand When Working With Social Media Influencers

Successful influencer marketing strategies have helped brands achieve amazing revenue growth. With hockey-stick growth as a potential outcome, brands …

Marketing

Why CMOs Need To Have A Company Disaster Playbook

2017 has been a year full of marketing disasters. From the failure of Ja Rule’s hyped up Fyre Festival, to PR problems with successful companies like United Airlines and Uber that resulted in outrage all across the Internet on Twitter and Facebook, there are many examples. That’s why it’s important …

Public Relations

5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I First Became A Social Media Star: Julianne

“Stay grounded. With the attention you get on social media, it can be difficult to focus on what really matters. Never forget what really matters!”<p><i>I had the pleasure of interviewing Julianne (</i>@Juli.annee). Julianne is a model and social media star who has built a community of millions. She has …

Emily Ratajkowski

Russian photo studio lets you snap photos on a private jet for the Instagram likes

The cruelest part of social media (aside from all the <i>actually</i> bad stuff) is not that it's brought us squiggle brows or existential crises, but that …

Business Jet

Yes Fest in Sydney cancelled due to poor ticket sales

"I've had recurring nightmares that I would end up being the guy who ran Australia's Fyre Festival"The post Yes Fest in Sydney cancelled due to poor …