Pollstar, both in print and on the internet, is considered the preeminent trade publication focusing on the worldwide concert industry. The publication is more than 25 years old and produces a weekly magazine and daily updates on its Web sites, which includes PollstarPro.com, a subscription-based site. In addition, the company produces an annual awards ceremony and trade show.
Besides the publications, Pollstar also lists tour announcements and produces highly regarded industry reports and rankings on the financial results of major popular music tours. The company gathers its information from extensive network of professional concert promoters, booking agents, artist managers, facility executives and other touring and entertainment personnel.
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
The live events industry has been especially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and facing ongoing concerns about moving forward. To bring all professionals on a united front, Backstage Productions CEO Patrick Whalen and Pollstar’s Ray Waddell are moderating a virtual town hall event addressing concerns. Whalen and Waddell will... Read more
According to a report this week in the Australian Financial Review, a North American firm is considering purchasing TEG, the leading ticketing and live entertainment industry in the Asia Pacific market. TEG, which owns Ticketek and bills itself as “Asia Pacific’s leading Ticketing, Live Entertainment and Data Analytics business”... Read more
Since holding its final Concert Industry Consortium (CIC) conference in January 2009, industry resource and trade publication Pollstar has reimagined its yearly industry gatherings in the form of Pollstar Live! The inaugural conference will take place February 16-17, 2010, at the JW Marriott Hotel within the LA Live complex... Read more
Hard rock band AC/DC was voted Major Tour of the Year at the 20th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards that were presented on January 30 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Pollstar‘s annual awards honor acts, promoters, agents, managers, venues and production companies, who are voted... Read more
Pollstar, a leading touring music trade publication, is returning to Club Nokia at the LA Live complex in Los Angeles, CA, for its 2008 industry award ceremony on January 30, 2009. The annual Pollstar Awards, now entering their 20th year, include 32 categories that honor touring acts, promoters, agents,... Read more