Fuller: Where Is The Love? Finding Community At Live Events
By: Eric Fuller I took the last week off from working on Rescue Meet ( https://www.RescueMeet.com ), my project to help the live entertainment industry regroup and resume because it just didn’t seem all that important when compared to the issues of life and death which were playing out live on... Read more
Ticketmaster’s General Counsel Leaves Company
Ticketmaster’s General Counsel Karen Klein has left her position at the ticketing giant amid the widespread cancellation of events due to the coronavirus pandemic. Klein, who also served as the executive vice president, joined the company in 2019. During her role, Klein led Ticketmaster’s legal, government affairs, public policy,... Read more
UK Man Sentenced To Jail Over Wimbledon Ticket Resale
A British scalper was handed a six-month prison sentence for his involvement in illegal trading of tickets to last year’s Wimbledon tennis championships. Kent native Luke McKay was caught by authorities last year setting up a private Facebook group to trade black market tickets but had refused to name... Read more
Stadium Testing Disinfectant Tunnel To Ensure Safety
Researchers in Israel are currently testing a tunnel disinfectant technology that will spray visitors before they enter a stadium in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus. According to The Times of Israel, the industrial firm RD Pack in Karmiel crated the disinfectant out of water and applied... Read more
Promoter Outlines How Concert Industry Can Rebound From Crisis
The live event industry has been halted momentarily – with venues and promoters searching for new ways to keep concerts alive amid the pandemic – though one European promoter believes that the industry will make a full return. Professor Peter Schwenkow, founder and CEO of Deutsche Entertainment AG (DEAG),... Read more
Live Nation, Music Industry Take Part In Blackout Tuesday Movement
Amid the civil unrest in the country following the death of George Floyd, some of the world’s major music companies are joining together for a movement dubbed #theshowmustbepaused to offer solidarity with the black community. Floyd, an unarmed black man, died last week after a white police officer held... Read more
World Health Organization Issues New Guidelines For Mass Gatherings
The World Health Organization has put forth new guidelines for mass gatherings amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The entity outlined its health and safety recommendations in a new document May 29, offering updates from WHO’s previous guidance issued in mid-March. Organizers of mass gatherings – including concerts, festivals and... Read more
Industry Expert: Live Events Present Challenges But Will Return
In the age of the coronavirus, live events have been severely impacted not only in the short-term but possibly the long-term as well. Despite a myriad of new and unprecedented challenges, one industry expert is confident that a full return is possible with some extra care and safety considerations.... Read more
Founder Of Live Nation’s Maverick Steps Down From Role
Live Nation’s artist management collective Maverick will see its founder Guy Oseary step down from his role. Maverick, which was founded by Madonna, Frederick DeMann, and Veronica “Ronnie” Dashev in 1992, was revised as a management group founded by Oseary in partnership with Live Nation in 2014. The company... Read more
Denmark Releases Live Event Hygiene Guidelines
Denmark has ramped up its reopening process following a slowed spread of COVID-19. Much of the country’s entertainment attractions from zoos and museums to concert venues and theaters have all reopened early with strict guidelines in place. The Danish ministry of culture laid out its post-lockdown protocol in the... Read more