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PODCAST: Bandsintown’s Fabrice Sergent Talks Bands + Fans

Bringing Bands and Fans Together With Fabrice Sergent The internet and social media have completely remade the way we create, produce, discover and consume art. And Fabrice Sergent wants to use these digital tools to unite artists and fans in a more profound way than ever before. He is succeeding. Fabrice is the Managing Director of Bandsintown, a digital media company powered by and built for music. He also found early success in his career helping to launch Lagardere, an …

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News & Noteworthy (Week of August 23)

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! A Proven Investment in Company Success: Uber and the NFL hired one. Demand is on the rise for diversity officers, according to Julia Carpenter for CNN Money. Carpenter writes, “According to data from Indeed, demand for the roles has increased significantly …

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TEDxBroadway News and Noteworthy

It seems like every day we spot TEDxBroadway alum in the news. It’s like playing Where’s Waldo, except our speakers are featured very prominently in black and white and on television in living color. Here’s just a small sample of what we’ve found in the news recently … TEDxBroadway 2014 alum Diane Paulus, the artistic director of Cambridge’s American Repertory Theater, will co-direct a live TV production of Hair on NBC next spring. Here’s TEDxBroadway 2018 alum Shaina Taub profiled in …

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News & Noteworthy (Week of August 3)

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! AI Is Changing the Way You Sell: Choosing a movie on Netflix, ordering towels on Amazon, even buying tickets on Goldstar are all influenced by AI. As Victor Antonio for Harvard Business Review explains, “If you ever had a thought about …

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News & Noteworthy (Week of July 27)

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! Facebook Loses 4 Twitters Worth of Value: After reporting disappointing earnings, Facebook’s stock shares dropped 19.6 percent in a day. The numbers are pretty staggering, but Tech Crunch‘s Romain Dillet helps us visualize them: “$123,400,000,000 is a big number. It’s hard …

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Kids, Freedom & Huddled Masses

We wanted to share a few of the TEDxBroadway talks that came to mind, given the headlines we’ve all been watching over the last few weeks. In 2013, at TEDxBroadway’s second annual event, a 75-year-old George Takei took to the stage to share his personal story about being sent to a Japanese-American internment camp with his family at the age of 5. The Takeis spent four long years in a camp located in the swamps of Arkansas — and it’s …

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News & Noteworthy (Week of May 31)

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! Broadway’s Best Attended Season in History: Ryan McPhee reported for Playbill that “the Great White Way took in $1.7 billion in the past year, making the 2017–2018 season the highest-grossing in Broadway history. … The season was also the best attended, …

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The Week That Was in Live Entertainment (Week of April 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! How much does your favorite Broadway artist make? Playbill‘s Logan Culwell-Block (musical theatre historian, Playbill‘s manager of research, and curator of Playbill Vault) shares some interesting data about actors, stage managers and musicians. Why don’t you make some guesses before taking a …

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Mob Museum Shows How to Capitalize on Current Affairs

The Mob Museum in Las Vegas has plenty to offer tourists who want a glimpse at the seedier side of the town. But now, in a brilliant move, they’ve also created an exhibit that capitalizes on the latest headlines and stands to draw in new audiences to the museum. Their new exhibit, called The ‘Beautiful Game’ Turns Ugly, looks at the recent FIFA scandals. “This is good, old-fashioned corruption,” the museum’s director of content, Geoff Schumacher, said to NPR reporter …

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If you’re reading this post, you’re probably someone in the live entertainment business. And like us, you’re always looking to improve: sales, the customer experience, your bottom line, etc. Like we stated on our first day, we launched Selling Out as a resource, tool and meeting place for everybody whose job is to create, market or manage live entertainment. Since then, Jim has shared his expertise and thoughts on a wide range of topics, from marketing and pricing to technology …

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