Judge Rules Against Cuomo’s Restrictions on Live Events in NY
A bar in Buffalo, NY has won an early ruling against restrictions on live music and ticketed events put in place by Governor Andrew Cuomo in court. Justice Frank Sedita of the New York State Supreme Court ruled that a ban on ticketing and advertising live events at venues... Read more
StubHub Interim CEO Krimmel Optimistic on Live Events in Quartz Interview
Interim StubHub CEO Jill Krimmel provided her outlook on the future of live events and entertainment as part of a series published by Quartz. The executive, who took over for Sukhinder Singh Cassidy recently to lead the company through its coronavirus response and merger with Viagogo, provided an optimistic... Read more
Fuller: And the Band Plays On…
By Eric Fuller In difficult times it’s easy to let optimism cloud your ability to perceive reality. There is a saying that nothing focuses a man’s attention like his imminent execution. But, in reality, you feel no pain even while your neck rests on the wooden base of the... Read more
Majority Of Fans Ready To Return To Live Events, Survey Finds
A new survey shows that despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a majority of fans are willing to return to live events with certain social distancing protocols in place. According to the Atlanta-based mobile ticketing app Experience, the study showed that nearly 55% of fans are ready to return to... Read more
Michigan Promoters Optimistic For Fall Return Of Events
The summer concert and festival season has been thwarted by the coronavirus pandemic, but promoters in Michigan are growing optimistic that the industry can return in some capacity this fall. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called for a committee of over 100 players in the live events and entertainment industry... Read more
Tennessee Rolls Out New Guidelines For Concerts, Venues
Tennessee has announced new guidelines for concerts amid the coronavirus pandemic, allowing events with certain safety protocols in place. On the state’s website, it listed guidance for community events throughout the summer, including fairs, zoos, and fireworks displays, as well as larger attractions like sporting events and concerts. “These... 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
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
Israel Concert Marks Largest Gathering Since Virus Hit
Live events have been ultimately halted across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic as venues prepare how to slowly reopen to the public. However, over the weekend, Tel Aviv held the largest concert gathering since news of the virus broke earlier this year, packing 5,000 fans at a... 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