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Webinar: How to Stream & Ticket Your Show on Stellar

When the live entertainment industry shut down, we went to work. We built Stellar -- a Total Show Management (TSM) system for online events. It's built to help live entertainment and arts organizations incorporate online events as a major new part of their business. Online events represent the biggest opportunity for the live industry in a long, long time, so we at Goldstar have built Stellar to help live events survive the COVID crisis and thrive when it's over. Join...

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Come Together — Online Shows & Real Revenue

There’s real revenue in livestreaming shows, right now. “It’s been a Godsend,” says Michael Amador, manager of one of the top Beatles tribute bands, The Fab Four. This week, he sat down with Jim to talk about how the band pivoted from touring to online shows in the wake of COVID-19. They break down the equipment needed, the initial investment and ongoing costs, as well as how the Fab Four used Stellar to ticket and stream their show. Michael even...

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Goldstar Subscribers’ Return Readiness Score for Early September

Twice a month, Goldstar is surveying its audience of live entertainment enthusiasts to see how they feel about returning to in-person events. This is interesting. The highlights from early September below: When asked to “describe your willingness to go out to live events” on a scale of 0-100:  the average response score was 43. If venues followed strict cleaning routines and social distancing policies, that number goes up to 49 out of 100. And a bright spot: When asked how much they’re looking forward to the...

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Join Our Expert Chat on September 16: Online Events – Real Revenue, Right Now

Venues across the country (and around the world) are still dark. But the live entertainment industry is both resilient and creative. Many organizations are taking their show online, and seeing real revenue as a result. Our guests next week have transformed this setback into a true financial opportunity. They’ll share their virtual strategy with you. Join Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy and Ron McNeil (John Lennon) and Michael Amador (manager) from The Fab Four for our Expert Chat on Wednesday, September...

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It’s ON! TEDxBroadway Returns on Tues., Nov. 17

Mark your calendar for the return of TEDxBroadway -- Tuesday, November 17 at 1pm Eastern -- because the 2020 conference is on, and it’s going to be online. Since 2011, we’ve been asking, “What’s the best Broadway can be?” And, while we all wish the answer was just even open, this is a watershed moment for the community to address this mission-critical question with even greater urgency, immediacy and, well, hope for the future. We’re lining up the most intriguing speakers...

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Goldstar Event Organizers’ Strategy for Mid August

Twice a month, Goldstar is surveying its event organizers across the country to see if they’re trying online events and if they're charging for them. The highlights from mid August: 63% are currently producing online events. 57% have charged for online events, and 33% are planning to.

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Go Digital! Experts Talk Boosting Engagement & Revenue With Online Events

Watch Alvin Ailey’s Thomas Cott,  Play-PerView’s Jeremy Wein and Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy talk about their groundbreaking forays into online virtual readings, performances and more. Hear how Alvin Ailey is reaching 27 million people in 121 countries with online content this season, and Play-PerView is getting 2000+ viewers in a single online reading.  Jim also shares the latest Return Readiness Score and insights from our ongoing consumer survey.  Watch the chat: Let’s keep the conversation going over on the Show Up! Facebook...

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Goldstar Subscribers’ Return Readiness Score for Mid August

Twice a month, Goldstar is surveying its audience of live entertainment enthusiasts to see how they feel about returning to in-person events. This is interesting. The highlights from mid August below: When asked to “describe your willingness to go out to live events” on a scale of 0-100:  the average response score was 39. For New York respondents specifically, the score was 42. If venues followed strict cleaning routines and social distancing policies, that number goes up to 47 out of 100. And a bright spot:...

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Join Our Expert Chat on September 2: Virtual Venues — The Show Must Go On(line)

Right now, venues are looking at the first quarter of 2021 and beyond to return to production on live events. In fact, in our survey of Goldstar organizers, 40% of them plan to return to in-person shows in the first quarter of 2021. How can we earn revenue and keep audiences engaged until then? The answer is virtual events. We’ve tapped two virtual event experts to share how they’ve brought their live events online with streaming and video.  Join Goldstar...

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Goldstar Event Organizers’ Strategy for Early August

Twice a month, Goldstar is surveying its event organizers across the country to see when they plan on reopening their venues and if they’re trying online events. The highlights from early August: 40% of organizers plan to return to in-person shows in the first quarter of 2021. The next highest response, 23%, plan to return later in 2021. 57% are currently producing online events, and 33% plan to in the near future. Check back here for the next round to...

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