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What More Can We Do?

The answer is, a lot. The live entertainment industry is made up of the smartest, heartiest, most resilient and creative people. And, we’re going to get through this -- together. First, an update. As you know, we mobilized the Goldstar site and audience to support organizations like yours all over the country. We’re still getting hundreds of submissions up, and more important, we’re starting to see donations from our subscribers come in. If you haven’t listed your organization for this,...

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Whatever Happens, We’re Here to Help

As an industry, we’re facing a level of uncertainty over the next few months that doesn’t happen very often. It’s unsettling even for those of us who’ve been in the live entertainment and arts world for a while. But whatever happens, our goal is not just to help your organization and our industry get through this, but to emerge together as strong as possible, ready for the time when people can’t wait to get back out to shows, games and...

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Survey Says? Live Entertainment

We’d love your help with this survey. Wait, wait! Before you click the ‘x’ to close this up -- there’s something in it for you. Answer a 3-minute survey and be entered to win a $250 Amazon gift card. (We’ll pick a winner on March 16 and notify you by email.) But, more important, answer a few questions and, well, be part of making our industry the BEST for everyone. Take the Survey Thanks for your help!

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Announcing Selling Out With Jim McCarthy Podcast

For years now, we’ve been sharing blog posts and interviews from the best in the business. But we wanted to go deeper, to have some real -- and real fun -- conversations with the people who make all our favorite live events happen. That’s why we’re launching Selling Out With Jim McCarthy podcast!  Jim will be chatting with event producers, marketers, performers and others who are doing extraordinary things in this space.  If you’re looking for insights to make your own...

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#MondayMotivation

#MondayMotivation: The turtle at the Bottom of the Pile

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Full Buildings Drive Everything. Success carries within it the seed of failure. The things that make something strong also make it vulnerable to future decline. The sports industry has a problem, and I feel obligated to point it out. Just as a few years ago, I identified some problems that the NFL was about to experience. I see structural problems for all major sports...

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Selling Out Editors’ Picks 2018: From Our CEO

As we wave goodbye to 2018, we wanted to take a look back at some of our favorite posts of the year. Today, we’re highlighting: Jim's Posts. You can click on any title below to read the full article: The One Word I'll Never Say Again ... It’s an ugly word. It sounds like “rhythm,” as though we’re going to get down to some funky beats, but it turns out to just be math. … Still, since people seem to use smartphones...

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News & Noteworthy (Week of July 19)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em! Audio Streaming Beats CDs in Germany: According to Billboard, "Audio streaming now represents nearly half of revenues and has replaced CDs as the largest sales segment on the German record market." Wolfgang Spahr reports: "From the late 1980s on, CDs enjoyed...

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What’s Happening Off Broadway?

Not that Off Broadway. We mean off-off-off-off-off Broadway. Way off. Like another industry entirely. Each year, we pack the TEDxBroadway stage with Broadway industry experts, but we also want to feature speakers who are doing incredible things from other areas as well. Imagine you're in the choir business. And you go to a choir conference. Sure, it's great to see other people from other choirs and hear what they are up to. But, if everything you hear at this conference is...

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The Week That Was in Live Entertainment (Week of April 13)

A lot goes on in our world each week -- some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn't want you to miss 'em! Here She Comes: American Girl, Live: The company who brought us Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! is working on a new musical production: American Girl, Live. The Mattel-owned American Girl doll line has sold more than 30 million dolls! According to Variety,...

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#TBT

#TBT: Funny How Supply and Demand Have Nothing to Do With It

Happy #TBT! Here’s an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: Funny How Supply and Demand Have Nothing to Do With It. [This article was originally published in 2009.] I recently read an article that, though I hesitate to be unkind, is incredibly shallow. Here’s a key tidbit: “Who is responsible for the high prices consumers have to pay to see their favorite artists? Three culprits jump to mind.” The author then goes on to list them. You might want to sit down for this so...

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