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Going to INTIX? Join Us

Remember when there were really only three major broadcast networks? Everybody knew Dallas was on CBS, which night it ran (Friday), what time it started (9:00pm)  and who shot J.R. You didn’t even have to be a hardcore fan -- you just knew. Then cable came along and a whole new world of entertainment options appeared right at your fingertips. With all of the channels you were able to discover new shows with relatively little effort. Relatively few people out...

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Fun Home Star Kate Shindle Is Grand Marshal for Show Day 2016

Performing arts centers, promoters, producers, sports teams and more from across the country are once again joining together to declare December 26 -- Show Day. This is a live entertainment industry initiative to proclaim the 26th the day to take family, friends and loved ones to a live event.Serving as the official Show Day Grand Marshal for 2016 is actor, author and the President of Actors’ Equity Association, Kate Shindle.“I’m thrilled to be named Grand Marshal for Show Day,”...

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Celebrating 10 Years of The Goldstar National Nutcracker Award

Goldstar has announced the nominees for the 10th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award. The only award that honors live performances of The Nutcracker nationwide is celebrating its 10th year along with a new milestone -- the most nominated productions ever. There are 80 in total.From well-known ballet companies like the San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and the three-time Goldstar National Nutcracker Award-winning Joffrey Ballet to the California Ballet Company’s toddler-, autism- and sensory-friendly performances, this year’s nominees showcase...

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Millennials Are the Future of Live Events

In his well-received keynote speech at the International Association of Venue Managers’ (IAVM) International Convention Centers Conference (ICCC) on Oct. 27 in Pasadena, Jim spoke "about millennials, and how they are the future of live events," reports Venues Today.The article highlights important takeaways for venues: "'The Baby Boomers and The Millennials are the two biggest generations that we’ve ever seen,' McCarthy explained. 'I’m actually a Gen-X’er, so I’m used to being ignored,' said McCarthy to laughter. 'This means that the...

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Jim Talks Tech and Ticketing With Front Row News

Ahead of the upcoming International Convention Center Conference in Pasadena (on October 27-29), Jim sat down with Front Row News to talk about advances in ticketing, e-commerce and how millennials are changing the entertainment industry.Here's what he had to say about emerging tech and communication: "Every business, every organization now has to be living in the reality that what some people call Gen Y or Millennials have taken charge of the culture. As a Gen Xer, my group got skipped...

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Interview With SPACE on Ryder Farm’s Emily Simoness, Part II

As anyone who’s read Selling Out before knows, we here at Goldstar love live entertainment. That’s why we’re in this business. It’s our goal to spread our love of live entertainment to others by making it easy for them to go out often and have as many magical moments as possible. So it totally made sense for us to jump on board when given the chance to sponsor a fabulous live event that’ll help raise funds for a nonprofit...

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Goldstar Sponsors SPACE on Ryder Farm’s Gala: Farm in the City

As anyone who’s read Selling Out before knows, we here at Goldstar love live entertainment. That’s why we’re in this business. It’s our goal to spread our love of live entertainment to others by making it easy for them to go out often and have as many magical moments as possible. So it totally made sense for us to jump on board when given the chance to sponsor a fabulous live event that’ll help raise funds for a nonprofit...

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Jim Talks Appealing to Gen Y/Z at Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar

The Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar 2016 is sliding into Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 27 - 29.More than 300 sports executives from across the country will come together in "The Magic City," and Jim will be speaking on September 29 at 2:55pm about Appealing to Gen Y/Z in Today’s Tight Economic Market.The sports industry is constantly evolving, and every year there are new, creative and innovative ideas that expand the limits of what it can do, and how much revenue...

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Sell Tickets on Your Website? You’ll Want to Read This

If you've ever bought something online (and these days, who hasn't?), then you know how important it is to make sure you're buying from a secure website. Identify theft and credit card fraud are no joke.In January 2017, Google Chrome will be launching a new way to help consumers identify secure websites, by labeling those using HTTP instead of HTTPS as "Not secure." As VentureBeat.com reporter Emil Protalinski explains, "HTTPS is a more secure version of the HTTP protocol...

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Catch Jim at Arts Reach Moderating Panel About Customer Service

Mark your calendars, because you should attend the Arts Reach National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles October 18-19. Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy will be moderating a panel titled, Excellent Customer Service: Great in Theory, But Impractical in Reality? Here’s a brief description of the panel:This is not a panel, but a brawl. The audience will hear two sides of an age-old argument in the live entertainment and arts world and...

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