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Now is the Time for Leadership and Loyalty

“Normal isn’t a goal.” That’s Jim McCarthy on the latest episode of Dov Baron’s Leadership and Loyalty Podcast. This is a can’t miss conversation on the transformational lessons from the live event industry during a crisis, from what it’s like to tell 10 million people not to go to live shows to managing morale and leading a new charge with Stellar.   

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How Do Goldstar Subscribers Really Feel About Going to IRL Shows?

Since the shutdown began, we’ve been surveying Goldstar subscribers twice a month to get a glimpse into just how they feel about returning to live entertainment. Here’s Jim with the latest results from the early April survey:

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Spotlight on Success: Creating an Online Event Franchise

Join Stellar Co-Founder Jim McCarthy and his guests, veteran music agent Craig Newman and performing arts promoter Aaron Zimmerman, for a chat on Thursday, April 15 at 4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT. They’ll talk about how they conceived and created the ingenious Watch With … series, where fans can watch their favorite movies alongside the stars, and how they went from an idea to creative and financial success. Watch With … is an example of the innovation possible with livestreaming. In a live venue, fans might be able …

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Announcing … The Stellar Emerging Creators in Theatre Program

Stellar is launching a new program, and we wanted to make sure you knew about it. Feel free to spread the word! The Stellar Emerging Creators in Theatre Program provides up to $50,000 in money, production credits, and support to selected applicants, who’ll use the funds to produce a live theater event on Stellar. Online events represent a whole new medium for creators to showcase their work and ideas. We know there are innovative, creative people and organizations that want to venture …

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VIDEO: Goldstar Subscriber Return Readiness Score for Mid-March

Since the shutdown began, we’ve been surveying our subscribers twice a month to get a glimpse into just how they feel about returning to live entertainment. Here’s Jim with the latest results from our Mid-March survey and insight into a new datapoint milestone:

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Goldstar Subscribers’ Return Readiness Score for Mid-March 2021

A chart that shows that the overall willingness of people to go out to live entertainment right now is 53 out of 100.

Goldstar is reaching out to live entertainment enthusiasts to see how they feel about returning to in-person events.   The results are interesting! The highlights from mid-March 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 53. If venues followed strict cleaning routines and social distancing policies, the number goes up to 60 out of 100. When asked about wearing a mask to an event, …

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Goldstar Subscribers’ Return Readiness Score for Early March 2021

A graphic showing that the average willingness to go out to live events right now is 49 out of 100

Goldstar is reaching out to live entertainment enthusiasts to see how they feel about returning to in-person events.   The results are interesting! The highlights from early March 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 49. If venues followed strict cleaning routines and social distancing policies, the number goes up to 56 out of 100. When asked about wearing a mask to …

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Spotlight on Success: The Evolution of a Broadway Cast Reunion Series

Image with the Stellar logo, the title: Spotlight on Success, and pictures of Lee Lessack and Robert Bannon.

Join Jim McCarthy and his guests, entertainers and livestreamprenuers Robert Bannon and Lee Lessack on Thursday, March 18 at 3pm ET/12pm PT to chat about their very real success with the virtual Broadway Cast Reunion Series.  What started as a virtual happy hour evolved into a livestream phenomenon. Actor/cabaret artist Robert Bannon and performer/producer Lee Lessack kept the Broadway community together and connected with fans online when theaters went dark.  Find out how they brought actors from Hadestown, The Lion …

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Goldstar Subscribers’ Return Readiness Score for Early February 2021

A graphic showing that the average response for consumer willingness to go out to live events is 40 out of 100.

Goldstar is reaching out to live entertainment enthusiasts to see how they feel about returning to in-person events.   The results are interesting! The highlights from early February 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 40. If venues followed strict cleaning routines and social distancing policies, the number goes up to 43 out of 100. When asked about wearing a mask to …

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Goldstar Subscribers’ Return Readiness Score for Early January

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 January 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 36. If venues followed strict cleaning routines and social distancing policies, that number goes up to 44 out of 100. When asked about wearing a mask to an event, 87 out of …

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