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 …

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5 Episodes of “The Business of Fun” That Have New Value Due to the Pandemic

I got this question this morning, “Which podcast episodes are important to listen to now, due to the impact of the pandemic?” I hadn’t thought about that but I have a few suggestions if you are trying to think through how to deal with the fallout from the pandemic and the shutdown of live events. Danny Frank: We recorded this …

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 Live Entertainment Resources I’ve Put Together For Trying Times

There is a lot of uncertainty, I get it. Having lived through September 11th as a young adult, 2008’s financial crisis after just selling off my part of a business, and any number of ups and downs, I know that there are a lot of challenges ahead with uncertainty and being disconnected likely to highlight this specific situation. I want …

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 …

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2 Things I’m Thinking About Tickets Right Now…

Let’s see…I’ve been traveling a lot, doing some workshops with clients, researching the Australian ticket market, and thinking about how to sell tickets at all costs. So I’ve got a few ideas that I want to flesh out and I usually flesh out my thinking by writing about things. So here we go. The marketing of live events needs to …