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Mid-April: How Do Goldstar Subscribers 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 mid-April survey:

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Spotlight on Success: How Icons of the Stage Are Stealing the Show Online

We’ve invited two pioneers in the livestream space to give us their take on the clever and creative ways they put celebrated legends in homes across the world. Thursday, April 29, we’re welcoming Daniel Nardicio and Kimberly Faye Greenberg to Spotlight on Success. If you don’t know, Daniel smashed records in one night with his A Love Letter to Liza, and Kimberly has been hitting the virtual boards most nights with her one-woman Fanny Brice show. This 50-minute in-depth conversation promises to be equal parts …

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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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The Sneaky Power of Pay-Per-View (And How You Can Harness It)

If you’ve ever seen one of those listicles online about the world’s richest athletes, you probably recognize a lot of the names, even if you don’t follow sports: LeBron James, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Tiger Woods.  But near the top of the most recent list is one name that’s not so well recognized, even by a lot of people who follow sports: Canelo Álvarez. He was the fourth-wealthiest athlete in the world on the Forbes 2019 list, above LeBron James, Aaron …

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What’s ahead for 2021?

As 2020 comes to a merciful end, 2021 promises more serious challenges, but also better days. That means it’s time to start thinking ahead so we can plan accordingly. So I got out my crystal ball to see what it would show me, and here’s what I see. Season by season, quarter by quarter, here’s what’s shaping up to happen, and here’s what we in the live entertainment industry need to be doing. Winter 2021. The Bottom. What’s going to …

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