PRESS RELEASE: “GRATEFUL DEAD PARTNERS WITH THAT’S MY TICKET”
LOS ANGELES (Rhino Entertainment) May 27, 2011 – Grateful Dead Productions and Rhino Entertainment have partnered with That’s My Ticket to create unique ticket display and ticket-related products.
In 1983, after growing tired of watching promoters and scalpers profit from their tickets at the cost of the fans, the Grateful Dead launched their very own ticketing company, Grateful Dead Ticket Sales (GDTS), which gave them the freedom to design and sell their own tickets through mail order. Each following year until the band ceased touring in 1995, GDTS sold thousands of uniquely designed tickets directly to fans. Although it’s been more than 15 years since the Grateful Dead last took the stage, recalling the magic and the memories of the Dead concert experience is still pure joy for Dead Heads and a vital catalyst of these memories are the tickets themselves.
“We are thrilled to have That’s My Ticket as a Grateful Dead licensing partner,” says Sara Nemerov, SVP of Consumer Products and Brand Licensing, Rhino Entertainment. “Their products bring the art of ticketing to life.”
“Our Grateful Dead Mega Tickets are the ultimate in concert wall art,” says Dean Macchi, president of That’s My Ticket. “Acquiring Grateful Dead concert tickets were the first step in the fan’s journey that eventually culminated in an unforgettable concert performance. We love helping fans remember and commemorate those amazing experiences.”
That’s My Ticket’s Grateful Dead product line will include an extensive selection of items for Dead Heads to display the tickets that first moved them through arena turnstiles years ago. The first Grateful Dead products available from That’s My Ticket are Mega Tickets, which are enlarged versions of original tickets printed on canvas and stretch mounted as pieces of artwork. Following this launch, official ticket artwork is being used for memory boxes, scrapbooks, and ticket albums. Products will be available at www.thatsmyticket.com and internet specialty retailers as well as hobby and craft stores.
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About Rhino Entertainment
Based in Burbank, California, Warner Music Group’s Rhino Entertainment was founded in 1978 and is the world’s leading pop culture label. Emphasizing flawless sound quality, bonus tracks, informative liner notes, award-winning creative packaging, an offbeat sense of humor, and a strong social conscience, Rhino continues to set the standard for excellence in the reissue business it pioneered in both the physical and digital worlds. Rhino is also expanding the definition of what a catalog music company is, as evidenced by the label’s recent name and likeness representation deal with Frank Sinatra and its multi-faceted relationship with Grateful Dead. The vast Rhino catalog of more than 5,000 CDs, videos, and digital exclusive albums features material by Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, The Doors, Chicago, Black Sabbath, John Coltrane, Yes, Alice Cooper, Linda Ronstadt, The Ramones, The Monkees, Carly Simon, Curtis Mayfield, among many others.
About That’s My Ticket
Based in Medway, Massachusetts, That’s My Ticket was founded in 2003 and has long been the nation’s leading manufacturer of unique sports, concert, and theater ticket-related products and displays. The company is an official licensee of Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, Collegiate Licensing Company, College Vault, NASCAR, Elvis Presley Enterprises and now, the Grateful Dead. Utilizing a vast collection of historic sports and concert ticket art, its products can be found at many major retailers, specialty shops, and team stores nationwide while its web site boasts thousands of items. For more information, visit http://www.ThatsMyTicket.com or call 508-533-1900.
CONTACT: Jason Elzy (For Grateful Dead/Rhino)
PHONE: (818) 238-6220
CONTACT: Keith Gentili (For That’s My Ticket)
PHONE: (508) 533-1900