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Insiders: The Man Behind Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Light Show

Dec 21, 2019 Annie Zaleski Trans-Siberian Orchestra have been a holiday touring staple since 1999, beloved for their skill at bringing electric rock ‘n’ roll energy to traditional festive music. The troupe’s concerts are a seasonal tradition for many, spreading joy via what feel like large-scale arena rock shows complete with elaborate video, pyrotechnic and lighting…
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Survey: What Diversity and Inclusion Policies Do Employees Actually Want?

By Matt Krentz February 05, 2019 We know that diversity matters. In addition to being the right thing to strive for, having a diverse workforce helps companies acquire and retain the best talent, build employee engagement, increase innovation, and improve business performance. Yet corporate diversity still lags, especially at the top levels, which continue to be…
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The Best Place To Put Subwoofers Is… ?

June 26, 2018  Jerrold Stevens “Subwoofers should be located on the floor if at all possible.” This is one of those classic bits of audio “conventional wisdom.” I hear it from system operators on nearly every project. But is it true? If we look at the physics of sound, we learn that, as with most…
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Stagehand Primer

This “Stagehand Primer” is specifically intended for the use of the Stagehands and Apprentices of IATSE Local 470. It remains the property of the author, Mick Alderson, and the contents of this website may not be copied, saved, reproduced, or duplicated in any way, either in whole or in part, without the written consent of the author. This link…
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Not So Fast… Mixing And Routing Advantages In The Analog Realm

May 22, 2019  Craig Leerman Digital may now dominate the industry, but analog still has its place in many events for many reasons… For years, many have reported the death of analog equipment, especially large-frame consoles, but the truth is that they still see widespread use in shows and events of every type and size.…
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Hear At Last: A History Of Stage Monitoring

December 5, 2019  Becky Pell Key steps in the early days and milestones to where we are today It’s inconceivable nowadays that a band would perform a live show without stage monitors, but in the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, that’s exactly what used to happen. In the early 1960s, sound systems were very…
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Lighting and staging professionals are invited to attend The NAMM Show.

Lighting and staging professionals are invited to attend The NAMM Show. Register now to earn free ETCP renewal credits, and gain access to 7,000+ brands, 300+ education sessions and 150+ special events. Use promo code PLSN20NAMM for a special badge rate. Register Now FEATURED EDUCATION SESSIONS 10 Years of Spectacular Creativity at Silent HouseCory Fitzgerald, Baz Halpin, Tamlyn Wright, Alex Reardon Making…
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Tour Manager David ‘5-1’ Norman and Production Specialist Gabi Parra Launch New Tour Consulting Startup

FOH Staff • NewsOn the Move • December 3, 2019 ON THE MOVE – SPONSORED BY  Tour Forensics logo Tour and production managers David ‘5-1’ Norman and Gabi Parra have teamed up to form a new tour consulting firm, Tour Forensics. Norman and Parra, who are based in Atlanta and New York, bring a wealth…
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SFX Entertainment Founder Robert Sillerman Dead At 71

 Tuesday, 11/26/2019 By: Francisco Rendon Robert F.X. Sillerman, who greatly shaped the landscape of the modern concert industry, has died at the age of 71, Pollstar has confirmed. The news of Sillerman’s death was first reported by Billboard.  Commonly referred to as the “roll-up king,” Sillerman led his SFX Entertainment into a buying spree of the United States’ notoriously fragmented…
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Live Production Summit

January 23-25 2020 The Live Production Summit was founded on principles that made its predecessor, the Tour Link Pro Conference, a force within the industry… an event where experienced and developing live production personnel and businesses connect to one another and to opportunities… where businesses and partnerships form and launch… an event where all can…
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