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Will You Be at Pollstar Live! 2016? Come Hear Jim on a Panel!

Are you planning on attending Pollstar Live! 2016 in San Francisco starting tomorrow through Friday? If so, make sure you catch Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy on the panel, "The Real Live: Music, Money and Power in Silicon Valley," on February 11 at 9:30am. Here's more information about the panel below, including the participants. Join us for this deep dive into Silicon Valley culture and an examination of the tech industry's obsession with disrupting the music industry. Is tech culture changing music,...

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Selling Out With Dan Steinberg

When Lord Chesterfield said, "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today," Dan Steinberg took his advice to heart. The founder of Square Peg Concerts works around the clock, promoting live shows across the United States -- totaling about 400-plus events last year. By the time Steinberg was 16, he was producing club shows at the Mercury Café in Denver. Now, he’s moved up to putting big names on marquees, from comic Kathy Griffin and singer-songwriter Jason Mraz to...

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Can Roseland Ballroom Remain a Live Entertainment Venue?

The property owner  is likely to sell the Roseland Ballroom, which has hosted live entertainment -- dancing, ice skating and a lot of other things -- since the early 20th century. In any case, it’s shutting down the current operation next spring. I am trying to parse this statement, as quoted in Pollstar: “The owners of 239 West 52nd Street have operated Roseland Ballroom for over three decades,” Roseland Development Partners said in a statement. “Managing Roseland has been a...

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