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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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Goldstar Subscribers’ Return Readiness Score for Early 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 early 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 34.  For New York respondents specifically, the score was 41.  If venues followed strict cleaning routines and social distancing policies, that number goes up to 43 out of...

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Could a “Bubble” Work for Theater? What the Experts Say

This week Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy was joined by LA Sparks President and COO Danita Johnson and San Francisco Giants’ EVP Staci Slaughter. They chatted about staff safety, rethinking the consumer experience across all genres (during the pandemic, of course, but also for the future), how a “bubble” could work for theater, and why you should “never let a good crisis go to waste.”  Jim also shared the latest Return Readiness Score and insights from our ongoing consumer survey.  Watch the...

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Goldstar Subscribers’ Return Readiness Score for Mid July

Twice a month, Goldstar is surveying its audience of live entertainment enthusiasts to see how they feel about returning to in-person events. You can see the results from our latest round, in mid July, below. Check back here for the next round to see how the Consumer Return Readiness Score evolves. You can also watch our live expert chat series to see the latest results and get advice from event organizers, virologists and more. Our next expert chat happens August...

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Goldstar Subscribers Return Readiness Score for Early July

Twice a month, Goldstar is surveying its audience of live entertainment enthusiasts to see how they feel about returning to in-person events. You can see the results from our latest round, in early July, below. (And you can watch the replay of this week's expert chat to hear Jim's insight on all of the survey results.) Check back here for the next round to see how the Consumer Return Readiness Score evolves. You can also watch our live expert chat...

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Reminder: Join Tomorrow’s Expert Chat on the First Socially Distanced Show

We're talking with the man who staged "the first-ever socially distanced concert in America," the Travis McCready concert in Ft. Smith, Ark. in May. Find out how it happened, what he learned from the experience and how it applies to your next show.  When: Tomorrow, June 24, 3:00pm Eastern / 12:00pm Pacific Register here. We’ll also reveal the most up-to-date Return Readiness Score and Goldstar consumer survey results. Hope to see you there!

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Is the Public Ready to Return to Live Events? What the Data Says …

Did you catch our expert chat last week? Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy shared results of the second round of the ongoing consumer sentiment survey. He also chatted with Johns Hopkins University’s Dr. Joshua Sharfstein and Nederlander’s Jamie Loeb about the challenges of reopening venues.  Watch the replay to see:  How consumer sentiment has evolved during the month of May If air conditioning is your friend or foe Why fever testing won’t reduce risk The risks of indoor vs. outdoor venues  Watch...

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Are Audiences Ready to Return? Here’s What the Data Says …

If you missed it, Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy shared results of the first round of our ongoing consumer sentiment survey. We also chatted with virologist Vincent Racaniello and Broadway producer Arvind Ethan David about how and when venues can reopen.  Watch the replay to see:  5:29 The Return Readiness Score for early May  10:30 The Looking Forward to Going Out Score  17:30 The difference between indoor and outdoor events  22:10 The real deal on face masks  28:00 The latest on...

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Selling Out Editors’ Picks 2019: From Our CEO

As we wave goodbye to 2019, we wanted to take a look back at some of our favorite posts of the year. Today, we’re highlighting a few posts from our CEO, Jim McCarthy. You can click on any title below to read the full article: Remember the "Good Old Days" of the Live Entertainment Business? "You should remember them, because they’re now! That’s right, we’re living in a Golden Age of live entertainment, and 2019 looks like an excellent environment for our...

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Experience

A TWA and Taco Bell Hotel?

Are you a huge Taco Bell fan? Adweek reports that Taco Bell is opening a boutique, branded hotel in Palm Springs called The Bell, and rooms will be available for a limited time this summer. David Griner writes: "The brand’s announcement of the hotel says it 'reimagines what a hotel stay can be, unveiling a destination inspired by tacos and fueled by fans. Everything from guest rooms to breakfast and poolside cocktails will be infused with a Taco Bell twist,...

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