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Expert Chat — Jagged Little Pill Producers: Onstage to Online

Join us and Jagged Little Pill producers, Eva Price and Arvind Ethan David, for an Expert Chat on Wednesday, December 9 at 3:00pm Eastern Time. The producers behind the staggering 15 Tony Award-nominated show will be talking with Jim about how they’re making the leap to online shows as they ready the cast and crew of Jagged Little Pill for an upcoming live reunion concert streaming on Stellar. These two powerhouse producers will discuss how they’re getting people back to work...

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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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Get online or fall behind — the experts on producing & marketing livestreamed shows

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Everyone in the live entertainment industry has a choice: get into online events now and be ahead of the game, or wait and fall really behind the curve. This week, Jim sat down with Broadway producer Ken Davenport and Geffen Playhouse's Director of Marketing, Patrick Brown, to talk about how they got started producing and marketing online events and what they've learned along the way. This weekend on Stellar, the Geffen is streaming the grand finale of their massively popular show, The Present, and Davenport is producing a virtual...

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Goldstar Subscribers’ Return Readiness Score for Early October

Return Readiness Score for Early 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 early 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. For New York respondents specifically, the average response score was also 42. If venues followed strict cleaning routines and social distancing policies, that number goes up to 50...

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Join Our Expert Chat on Oct. 14: The Art of Producing & Marketing Livestream Shows

For our latest Expert Chat, we’ve tapped two incredible theater pros to discuss the art of producing and marketing livestreamed events. Patrick Brown (Director of Marketing at Geffen Playhouse) and Tony-winning Broadway producer Ken Davenport will share how they’re creating real revenue and bringing big audiences to their online events in the COVID era and beyond. Jim will also have the latest results from our on-going subscriber survey which includes the Return Readiness Score. When: Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 3:00pm ET/Noon...

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Goldstar Subscribers’ Return Readiness Score for Mid 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 mid 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. For New York respondents specifically, the score was 46.6. If venues followed strict cleaning routines and social distancing policies, that number goes up to 51 out of 100. And a bright...

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