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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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Goldstar Subscribers’ Return Readiness Score for Mid September

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 September below: When asked to “describe your willingness to go out to live events” on a scale of 0-100:  the average response score was 43. For New York respondents specifically, the score was 46.6. If venues followed strict cleaning routines and social distancing policies, that number goes up to 51 out of 100. And a …

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Join Our Expert Chat on September 2: Virtual Venues — The Show Must Go On(line)

Right now, venues are looking at the first quarter of 2021 and beyond to return to production on live events. In fact, in our survey of Goldstar organizers, 40% of them plan to return to in-person shows in the first quarter of 2021. How can we earn revenue and keep audiences engaged until then? The answer is virtual events. We’ve tapped two virtual event experts to share how they’ve brought their live events online with streaming and video.  Join Goldstar …

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Goldstar Event Organizers’ Strategy for Mid-July

Twice a month, Goldstar is surveying its event organizers across the country to see when they plan on reopening their venues and if they’re trying online events. The results from Mid-July: [click on the image to enlarge] [click on the image to enlarge] Check back here for the next round to see how reopening timing evolves. You can also watch our live expert chat series to see the latest results and get advice from event organizers, virologists and more. 

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Live Chat Replay: What Will It Take to Reopen?

This week, Jim chatted with virologist Vincent Racaniello and Pasadena Playhouse’s Danny Feldman about reopening venues and putting on live events during and after the COVID-19 crisis. If you missed it, they covered things like:  The logistics and safety measures needed to reopen a theater The importance of testing and contact tracing How a COVID-19 treatment might help venues reopen Watch the Chat Replay: Also, this conversation is just the beginning. Please join us and your colleagues at our new Facebook group Show …

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Live Chat Replay: Creating Successful Online Events

This week, Jim chatted with musician and virtual concert expert Jay Nash about creating successful online events.  If you missed it, they covered a lot of ground on things like:  What to consider when pricing your online events  How to tackle audio issues — particularly with multiple performers Which streaming options would work best for you  For those who did tune in live, here’s the list of the streaming options and tools Jay mentioned:  Streaming service: Open Broadcaster Software For …

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Live Chat — Creating Successful Online Events With Jeremy Wein & Jay Nash

You’re invited to a 30-minute deep dive with the experts on creating successful online events. Jim McCarthy will be joined by theater producer and director Jeremy Wein and musician Jay Nash on Wednesday, April 22 at 4:00pm Eastern/1:00pm Pacific.  Jeremy is the cofounder of Play-PerView, which streams live theatrical and original content, and the founder of the New York City Podcast Festival. He’s also produced live performances including Kevin McDonald: ALIVE, Neva, and the 2011 Broadway revival of Godspell.  Jay …

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Live Chat Replay: Decoding the COVID-19 Stimulus Package

Did you miss our live chat Wednesday, going over the COVID-19 Stimulus Package? Our CEO Jim McCarthy chatted with Sibi Thomas, a Partner in the Nonprofit, Government & Healthcare Group at Marks Paneth LLP and an expert in accounting, auditing, tax and consulting experience in the nonprofit industry.  You can catch the replay to learn:  How independent contractors and small nonprofits can use the programs. Why applying at more than one bank may be a good idea.  What the limitations …

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Live Chat — Decoding the COVID-19 Stimulus Package With Sibi Thomas

Please join us for a live chat about how your organization can make use of the CARES Act with Sibi Thomas, a Partner in the Nonprofit, Government & Healthcare Group at Marks Paneth LLP, and our CEO Jim McCarthy on Wednesday, April 15 at 4:00pm Eastern/1:00pm Pacific.  An expert in accounting, auditing, tax and consulting experience in the nonprofit industry, Thomas will provide an overview of the CARES Act and what applies to small businesses and the live entertainment industry. …

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“The worst times are the best times to think of arts and culture.”

If you missed it, Jim welcomed BAM President Emerita Karen Brooks Hopkins for a live chat about “Fundraising During a Crisis.” With more than 30 years in the fundraising field, Karen shared expert actionable advice to help organizations now. Catch the replay to see: How to work with your board and top donors to come out of this stronger than ever. Why you need to be using this data resource: https://culturaldata.org/. A clever way to engage with donors online (it involves cocktails). And, yes, she …

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