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Tour Tales | Ronnie Stephenson talks working with Ne-Yo, JAY-Z, TLC, Cardi B and more

By Keith Nelson Jr  Apr 7, 2020 In this installment of “Tour Tales,” the tour manager discusses his duties on the “Best of Both Worlds Tour,” helping Cardi B reveal her pregnancy to the world, working with Ne-Yo and more. Read here.  Musicians are barely getting a slice of music industry revenue, largely eating off of live…
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How 14 Major Cities Are Responding to the Coronavirus

By Noah Yoo and Eric Torres Expect concert cancellations and postponements as New York, Paris, Seattle, and more ban mass gatherings As cities across the world continue to monitor developments in the coronavirusoutbreak, public health officials are coordinating with state and federal governments to determine whether or not public gatherings should be canceled to avoid further…
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Active Shooter


FEMA V-1000/March 2018 An active shooter is an individual engaged attempting to kill people in a confined space or populated area. Active shooters typically use firearms and have no pattern to their selection of victims. Remember this can happen anywhere and at anytime Prepare NOW HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER THREATENS If…
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Top Tours of 2019: Vendors, Crew and Gear

PLSN Staff • News • December 30, 2019 Ed Sheeran 2019 tour image by Ralph Larmann for Meyer Sound LAS VEGAS – PLSN is once again assembling its annual Showtime feature listing vendors, crew and gear for the top tours of 2019, as ranked by Billboard’s end-of-year charts, for the January 2020 issues of PLSN and FRONT of HOUSE magazines. Here’s…
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Must The Show Go On? Upholding Our End Of The Entertainment Bargain

December 6, 2019  by M. Erik Matlock “There’s only so much we can do, but let’s not be the reason the audience leaves.” “The great ambition should be to excel all others engaged in the same occupation,” said P.T. Barnum, the man who founded “The Greatest Show On Earth,” which ultimately became the Ringling Brothers…
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The Path Less Travelled: Successful Touring In Less-Developed Parts Of The World

October 9, 2019  by Becky Pell “On one tour we walked away from an unsafe stage structure requesting the relevant people to amend the problem. We returned a couple of hours later to find no change except for a dead chicken alongside some incense and flowers at center stage.” The opportunity to tour off the…
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H.E.R. Manager Jeanine McLean-Williams On Artist’s Inaugural Lights On Festival

By: Francisco Rendon H.E.R. has made substantial strides since gracing the cover of Pollstar in December 2017. The R&B star released her sophomore album, I Used To Know Her, Aug. 30 and just hosted the inaugural edition of her very own Lights On Festival, which brought 14,000 attendees to a sold-out Concord Pavilion in Concord, Calif., Sept.…
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Sennheiser PRO TALK | Brandon Blackwell – Part 2 of 3 | Sennheiser

SennheiserPublished on Apr 25, 2019 In part two, Brandon continues with an overview of his daily routine on the Injured Generation Tour. From walking us through setting up the console and time aligning the PA to offering tips and tricks about gates, compressors and EQ’s, this is an episode you won’t want to miss. For…
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Pollstar’s Q1 Top 100 Tours: Travis Scott’s Astroworld Is Tops

By: Bob Allen Jason Squires / Getty ImagesTravis ScottLa Flame: Travis Scott tops Pollstar’s Q1 Top Tours with 438,982 tickets reported sold. The first-quarter touring charts of 2019 have arrived with ranked compilations of box office activity reflecting Pollstar’s new reporting period: Nov. 22, 2018 through Feb. 20, 2019. It is a three-month window that is traditionally…
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Live Tech: Master Tour Adds Features, Overcomes The Recession

By: Ryan Borba Master Tour, a leading tour management and logistics software, has gone into private beta for version 3.0, with updated features including auto-sync, visibility options and printable reports. This should come as great news for MT’s reported 150,000 users varying from Metallica to Zac Brown Band, Stormy Daniels, The Harlem Globetrotters and everything…
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