Webinar: How to Stream & Ticket Your Show on Stellar

When the live entertainment industry shut down, we went to work. We built Stellar — a Total Show Management (TSM) system for online events. It’s built to help live entertainment and arts organizations incorporate online events as a major new part of their business. Online events represent the biggest opportunity for the live industry in a long, long time, so we at Goldstar have built Stellar to help live events survive the COVID crisis and thrive when it’s over. Join …

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#MondayMotivation: Leverage Your Larger Partners

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Small Organizations Need Mobile, Too. Smaller organizations sometimes delay or skip important innovations because they’re small. They have less budget, staff or expertise. Consumer tastes and habits change, and because smaller organizations are generally closer to the customer, they know it. They see the changes and know what’s necessary, but often decide not to take steps to match that change …

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#TBT: How Your Organization Can Be as Awesome as Cirque du Soleil

Happy #TBT. To celebrate, we’re sharing an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: How Your Organization Can Be as Awesome as Cirque du Soleil. This morning [2009], I’m savoring the memories of the Santa Monica premiere of Cirque du Soleil: KOOZA. If you’ve never seen a Cirque show, this is a great one to start with: funny, silly, crowd-pleasing, fast-paced. Some of their work is a bit more serious, but this show just kicks out the jams and has fun with the …

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Is Less More in Opera?

I found this article intriguing (and, Lynn Binstock, I would love to give you a forum to talk about this more here on Selling Out), but I’m not sold on the basic premise. Of course, a show (like a company) can have so many resources that it wastes them, or even allow a surplus of resources to blind them, but it doesn’t follow that removing resources makes something more appealing. In the article, Lynn says that her stripped-down and open-hearted …

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