Eventbrite Shares 2020 Earnings Report To Shareholders
In a letter to shareholders this week, ticketing site Eventbrite shared their 2020 First Quarter earnings amid the coronavirus pandemic. Within days of learning of the virus, Eventbrite said they mobilized to strengthen Eventbrite and support its creators by migrating live events, flexed on their refund policy and partnered... Read more
Dave Grohl Pens Essay Citing The Importance of Concerts
While the Foo Fighters frontman may not be singing to fans on stage right now, Dave Grohl took his writing skills to a different avenue — by penning an essay regarding the importance of the concert industry to The Atlantic.  The piece, titled “The Day the Live Concert Returns,”... Read more
Live Nation To Focus On Drive-In Concerts, Reduced Capacity Shows
As the music industry is halted and fans are craving live entertainment, concert promoters are thinking of new ways to hold concerts — from a safe distance. On Thursday, entertainment giant Live Nation held an investor earnings call, discussing revenue from the first quarter of 2020. Live Nation reported... Read more
Venues, Promoters Join Forces During Pandemic To Battle Industry Giants
Independently-owned venues and concert promoter are feeling the burn amid the sudden halt in the live event industry. In order to combat large entertainment giants during this trying time, these rival companies have joined forces. The National Independent Venue Association, or NIVA, aims to “preserve the ecosystem of live... Read more
Musicians, Venues Share Challenges Of Resuming Concerts
Artists, promoters, and venues have already postponed shows to the fall, however, industry insiders don’t believe gigs will really return until at least 2021. Joe Spalding, the president and CEO of Boston’s Boch Center – which oversees the Wang Theatre and Shubert Theatre – told WBUR that he believes... Read more
Wakeman: Is The Business of Sports, Entertainment and Tickets Asking The Right Questions?
By: Dave Wakeman The Bundesliga looks like they will be the first professional football league in Europe to return in the next few days. In Australia, the NRL and AFL are all moving towards resuming their schedules without fans. And, in the States, a tweet lit up Twitter with... Read more
Missouri Governor Approves Return Of Concerts, Live Events
The music industry is essentially halted, however, Missouri Governor Mike Parson decided to allow live music events to return to the state. Although the mayors of cities across Missouri are refusing to lift stay-at-home orders, including St. Louis, Kansas City, and Springfield, Parson is laying out a plan to... Read more
Survey Shows Americans Cautious To Attend Live Events Without Vaccine
Although music fans are craving live events now more than ever, fewer than half of Americans plan to go to sports events, concerts, movies, and amusement parks when they reopen to the public without a proven coronavirus vaccine, according to a new opinion poll reported by Reuteres/Ipsos. The poll... Read more
Study Shows Majority Of Consumers Craving Live Concerts, Events
Concerts — they bring people together, unite a group with similar music taste, and allow fans the experience to connect with artists they love. Concertgoers plan trips to different states and cities – even countries – to attend a music event. So, what happens when the industry is suddenly... Read more
Will Online Platforms Become the New Ticketmaster?
As the live event industry is halted, online platforms are rising to the occasion in order to keep the spirit of concerts alive. Artists have been taking to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Twitch to perform livestreams – acting as a new norm in the industry. Live Nation even... Read more