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Expert Chat: Dreamgirl Jennifer Holliday and Virologist Vincent Racaniello

Please join us for a very special Expert Chat with Broadway’s original "Dreamgirl," Jennifer Holliday and “Earth’s Virology Professor,” Dr. Vincent Racaniello. Our extraordinary guests will share insights from their unique perspectives. Jennifer will talk about how she used online events -- including her birthday celebration show on Stellar -- to supercharge her career, and Dr. Racaniello will bring the science and facts to update us on the race to a vaccine. Both will be happy to answer your questions! Plus, Jim will also...

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Goldstar Subscribers’ Return Readiness Score for Early November

Twice a month, Goldstar is surveying its audience of live entertainment enthusiasts to see how they feel about returning to in-person events. The results are interesting! The highlights from early November are below: When asked to “describe your willingness to go out to live events” on a scale of 0-100: The average response score was 41. If venues followed strict cleaning routines and social distancing policies, that number goes up to 48 out of 100. When asked about wearing a mask to an event, 89...

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Expert Chat Replay: Bands, Fans & the Future of the Music Industry

This week, Jim sat down with veteran music agent Wayne Forte (Founder and President, Entourage Talent Associates, Ltd.) to talk about his work with Tedeschi Trucks Band. When the band couldn’t do their beloved annual live show, he helped them set up live broadcasts of last year’s show recordings to bring fans together and support the band and crew with ticket sales, merchandise sales, and donations. The resulting experience was amazing for all involved -- interacting with fans in chat and seeing them...

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Goldstar Subscribers’ Return Readiness Score for Mid-October

Twice a month, Goldstar is surveying its audience of live entertainment enthusiasts to see how they feel about returning to in-person events. The results are interesting! The highlights from mid-October are below: When asked to “describe your willingness to go out to live events” on a scale of 0-100:  the average response score was 42. If venues followed strict cleaning routines and social distancing policies, that number goes up to 50 out of 100. When asked about wearing a mask to an event, 88...

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Join Our Expert Chat on Oct. 28: Bands, Fans & The Future of the Music Industry

For our next Expert Chat, Jim McCarthy is talking to music agent Wayne Forte (Founder and President, Entourage Talent Associates, Ltd.). You probably know many of the bands he represents, including Joan Armatrading, Joe Satriani, Procol Harum, Ikebe Shakedown, and Tedeschi Trucks Band (to name just a few). In fact, it’s usually at this time of year that Wayne’s overseeing the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s residency at the Beacon Theatre. With the COVID-19 shutdown, the band’s plans have changed. Wayne’s vision...

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