5 things to consider when budgeting talent for music festivals

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Texas coronavirus restrictions and guidelines

What is planned? Texas has announced that they are changing their guidelines soon regarding COVID-19, which could be good for the music industry. A well known EDM artist, Yellow Claw, has a show quickly coming up in Dallas scheduled for December 4th, 2020 along with another artist, TOKiMONSTA being booked in Dallas towards the end of January. Aside from these, El Paso, San Antonio, and Houston are already having concerts in venues such as The Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center and Arena Theatre.

How to sell tickets on your facebook event for free

PromoTix is a free ticketing platform for event creators that charges no ticket service fees to organizers or attendees that buy and sell tickets on Facebook.

40 event ticketing software companies reviewed

Find the best ticketing provider for your event We've taken the time to put together a list of 40 of the best event ticketing companies on the planet that can help you monetize and collect registrations for your events company. We'll cover an overview of the software, price, pros, cons, who's using it, and even share some screenshots. Only you can decide in the end what's right for your business, and this page will hopefully give you the basics to narrow down your search.

How the live events industry is coping with COVID-19 [survey results]

There is no denying that the live events industry was hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March, event organizers have been unable to host events at normal capacity. Some have begun to host small events with health and safety requirements in place while others have stuck to virtual events. We surveyed a group of event coordinators to get the pulse on the state of the live events industry.

How we can save independent music venues

Could you imagine living in a world with no venues? No live music? All of the memories and experiences in a crowded concert room, hearing the vibrations of the bass, singing along with your friends in a room filled with historic meaning… all gone. Concerts and tours have been canceled, releases of new music have been pushed back, and one avenue that has skimmed over peoples' minds is the effect these closures are having on independently owned venues. The well-known Fillmore venue in San Francisco, where Jimi Hendrix performed and gave light to rock music in the 1960’s, and The Troubadour in West Hollywood, where Elton John made his U.S. debut, could all be lost and closed for good due to this pandemic.

Is cable dying in the era of on demand video streaming?

Why live streaming is taking over Screen time has rocketed by 47 percent on smartphones and tablets. We are connected to the internet now more than ever, but at what cost?! It's clear that this trend has taken a toll on traditional cable companies. According to a study done by Survey Monkey, “60% of those that use both cable or satellite AND streaming services say they’re thinking of dumping cable/satellite in the next 12 months.” Even with compelling service bundles created by cable companies like Spectrum or Time Warner, customers are "cutting the cord" and choosing to put their money towards live and pre-recorded video streaming services.

Introducing PromoTix: The world's first fee-free ticketing platform

The biggest industry problem Did you know that the average ticketing service fee in the U.S. is 27%?1For far too long, event organizers have been getting their profits squeezed from all angles: from high ticketing fees, to increasing costs for production and performers, 68% of music festival organizers reported profitability as their biggest challenge.

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