Lyte Empowers Fan-Friendly Ticket Resale

LYTE Logo_BlkLyte is on track to secure $100 million in North American event ticket reservations in 2019. The platform empowers fans to return their tickets to live events and join an event's reservation list to get authentic tickets at a fair price while giving artist, promoters and venues more control of their secondary ticketing.

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Global Live Music Ticket Sales To Top $25B By 2023

image from cdn.pixabay.comPrice Waterhouse Coopers has released the Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2019–2023 report which concludes that ticket sales for live music events are expected to exceed $25 billion by 2023.

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Endeavor Postpones Today's $400M IPO

EndeavorEntertainment and sports giant Endeavor announced late Thursday that it has postponed its IPO which had been scheduled for this Friday. Endeavor is the parent company for major music and talent agency WME.

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Concert Crowdfunding As A New Way to Fund Shows – Is It Viable?

Image3While a lot of industry focus is put on selling or - more often - streaming music, the reality is that many performers pull in much of their revenue from live shows. Given the costs and risks commonly associated with putting on live shows, more and more artists are looking into the concept of crowdfunding their concerts. So, can it be done?

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6 Music Industry Side-Hustles Artists Can Pursue

2As a musician, making enough money to pay rent and buy food  is tough enough as it is, but being able to pull down enough income to afford things like PR and interesting merch can often seem out of reach. Luckily, be a musician also opens you up to a number of interesting side hustles which can provide a valuable source of secondary income.

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The Tricky Business Of Balancing Dreams, Expectations In The Music Business

Balancing-dreams-expectations-musicWhen it comes to cultivating a career in the music business, it's important to give your all in investing your creative energy. On the flip side of that, however, it is also necessary to keep your expectations reasonably low, lest the inevitable setbacks which you will face leave you demoralized and burned out.

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How To Sell More Tickets Without Having To Spend More Cash

ChispSome things money can't buy, and while you can spend all you want on self-promotion and advertising, some of the most important marketing that can take place isn't actually done by you, but can nonetheless generates more ticket sales than anything else.

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Touring On A Budget: How To Make It Work

1Making the decision to tour is an important step toward growth as a band. Unfortunately, not having any money can make hitting the road a bit more of a challenge. Here Angela Mastrogiacomo shares some key penny-pinching tips to help artists cultivate a successful tour off a shoestring budget.

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DOJ Confirms Live Nation Under Investigation For Alleged Ticketmaster Consent Decree Violations

LiveNationTightA senior official at the US Department of Justice revealed that Live Nation was facing regulatory scrutiny over alleged antitrust violations involving its Ticketmaster division.

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Bandsintown For Artists Launches with Free Geo-Targeted Messaging To Fans and, More

BaandsInTown Fist PngBandsintown Manager has relaunched as Bandsintown For Artists. The revamped platform adds free geo-targeted messaging to fans and other improvements that build upon concert discovery platform Bandsintown's ongoing commitment to enhance the connection between artists and fans through live music.

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5 Free Online Event Invitation Ideas

1So you've crafted the perfect subject line for your upcoming show or festival, but for some reason people still aren't clicking through to your event site. What's the issue? There's a good chance the trouble could lie in the actual copy of your event invitation - if the body of the invite isn't engaging enough to galvanize potential audiences, chances are you won't see much return on your investment. Here we look at five free and effective ideas for you next online invitation.

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All The World’s A Vertical Stage - Particularly On Instagram

1In an exploration of how much the ubiquity of smartphones has impact our media consumption, Fred Jacobs looks at the recently constructed Samsung KX stage, a vertically stacked contraption taylored specifically for its view-ability via smartphone.

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Global Citizen Announces Largest Live Concert Broadcast In 'Cause Event History'

image from yt3.ggpht.comGlobal Citizen, the nonprofit best known for its efforts to end extreme global poverty, has announced “Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream,” a 10-hour performance, spanning five continents to raise funds to support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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7 Inspiring Musical Quotes, Why They Resonate

1While the music industry has undergone a massive transformation over the past decades, music itself remains an incredibly powerful tool capable of sparking intense emotion in the consumer. Here, Ellisa Sun shares seven inspiring musical quotes by artists from the last hundred years, and why they resonate with her so much.

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Indie Concert, Festival Promoter SGE Files Bankruptcy

image from celebrityaccess.comSynergy Global Entertainment, a concert and festival promoter founded by John Reese behind such events as the Lost Lands festival, Rockstar Energy Disrupt, and Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.

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How To Pull In More Money At Your Merch Table

1In addition to acting as an important representation of your band, the merch table is also an important source of income for any touring artist, so maximizing your earning potential there is key. Here we look at ten ideas for increasing your take.

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LiveStyle CEO Steps Down As Parial Asset Sale Begins

LiveXLive_Logo_(new)Randy Phillips is stepping down as CEO at EDM concert promoter LiveStyle to serve as a consultant while the company seeks to sell more of its assets. Phillips told Billboard that his exit was planned after the company stabilized following its exit from bankruptcy reorganization.

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Tour Diary: What I Learned On the Road w/ Heavyweights Of Metal, Mushroomhead

2In this piece, Gideon Waxman recounts his recent experience doing a run of shows with his band Familiar Spirits in support of heavy metal band Mushroomhead, recounting what he took away from the experience and what other young bands can do to capture these career-opening opportunities.

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QUICK HITS: BMG • Parlaphone • PJ Loughran • Marathon Music • ALIBI • Emporium

Quick HitsBMG has promoted label veteran Andreas Katsambas to the newly created role of EVP, Latin America, and Canada as part of international expansion. Currently, 50% of BMG’s revenues come from the US, but the company is looking further afield as overseas markets become increasingly important in the era of digital delivery.

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A2IM, RIAA, MAC Join To Fight AB5 Bill That Would Kill Indie Music In California

image from images-na.ssl-images-amazon.comA new California law set to go into effect on September 13th would have dire consequences for the independent and .d.i.y music community unless lawmakers add an exemption. Executives at the A2IM, RIAA and Music Artists Coalition have banded together to pen an open letter that demands action.

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Tinder, Live Nation Hookup: Swipe Right For Tickets

image from www.thewrap.comLive Nation is partnering with the wildly popular hookup app Tinder to give people something to do on their first date by offering Tinder users $30 all-in tickets for 12 concert tours across the U.S. with artists that range from Meek Mill to The Chainsmokers.

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Creative Ways To Strengthen Your Band's Image, Brand

3While most musicians dream of achieving some level of success, the majority of artists aren't lucky enough to also be natural entrepreneurs. Still, if you can't cultivate an interesting enough image to attract new fans, chances are you won't have much of a career in the music business. Here we look at some creative ways to grow your band's brand.

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Bandsintown's Fabrice Sergent: 40% Of Tickets Go Unsold And The Problem Is Discovery

image from floodmagazine.com“About 40 percent of tickets go unsold in the U.S. That’s a two billion dollar missed opportunity for the artists. Discovery is key to this business,” says Bandsintown managing partner Fabrice Sargent.

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6 Best Outside Lands Afterparties [Kosha Dillz]

IMG_7104[UPDATED] OMG. It is festival fever season. Starting with Coachella (which I played) to Bonnaroo to Outside Lands and all the European ones we never hear from, there is a new favorite festival in town for me.....Outside Lands!

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LiveXLive, Allied Esports Partner For Competitive Gaming, Live Music Events

image from celebrityaccess.comLive event streamer LiveXLive has formed a multi-year partnership with Allied Esports to create live esports experiences at music events and festivals in the U.S. and abroad.

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5 Things We Learned From 365 Days On The Road

2In this piece, artist Ellisa Sun recounts her experience embarking on a year long tour across the US with her partner Ken in a 30-foot RV. After playing roughly 180 shows and pouring themselves into the musical experience, they here share some valuable takeaways from the journey.

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Senators Ask DoJ To Investivate Ticketmaster, Live Nation

Ticketmaster-logoSenators Richard Blumenthal of New Jersey and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota have asked the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division to investigate the ticketing industry, citing “serious concerns that online ticket markets are not working for American consumers.”

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