3 Things I’ve Learned About What’s Next In Tickets!

I put together a quick survey about 10 days ago for folks that listen to the podcast, get my newsletter, read the blog, or whatever to get a feel for what folks were thinking about the pandemic, the return of events, and what is needed to get folks back to work in the entertainment, sports, and ticket world. If you …

3 Changes I Think We Will See In the Business of Tickets

I’ve been chatting with folks in the world of tickets and entertainment the last few days about a number of ideas and here is a consolidated list of where folks are at right now: We likely won’t be able to see fans really start going back to events until 2021. The science isn’t there, the safety measures won’t be sufficient, …

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3 Ideas About the Future of the Business of Tickets, Sports, and Entertainment…

Like all of you, I’ve been keeping an eye on the world while I’ve been physically distancing. 3 lessons from being social distanced with my family: I’m an incredibly below average 4th-grade teacher. Give those folks a raise. Having grown up in the very rural south, I’ve been practicing for this since I was a kid…so #winning. If you can …

3 Ideas On Endeavor Calling Off Their IPO

  I was fishing through the fallout from the Endeavor IPO pullback and it got me thinking about a lot of stuff… Like, what does this say about live entertainment? How will these trends effect folks? What can we do to take advantage of this? So let me lay out 3 ideas for you really quickly and you tell me …

StubHub, platforms, and the challenge of far too many empty seats…

  I was thinking about open ticket markets and a relatively closed market like we have in the United States over the last few days and the ongoing sales process that involves eBay looking to sell StubHub. In general, I am a proponent of having more means of open distribution like you see in Europe where companies receive allocations of …

5 Things I’m Thinking About the Business of Tickets Right Now…

  I had a conversation this afternoon about the state of the ticket business right now at a time when record revenues are being reported and the stories are showing many of the leagues and teams and performers doing better than ever. That got me to thinking about opportunities in the world of tickets. Here are 5 of the things …

The single largest challenge facing the live ticketing industry today is…

DEMAND!  I’m just back from a quick chat with some executives at a few ticket companies on both the primary side and the secondary side and the overarching theme of every conversation was the need to generate more demand.  Which couldn’t be more obvious. At this point, most people are familiar with the ongoing debate about the challenges that Major …