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The Tech Flex: Innovation Leading The Way To A Reopened Concert Business

By: Ryan Borba Audentes fortuna iuvat. The Latin proverb reads “Fortune Favors The Bold,” at least depending on the translation, and the concert business is no different from others in that regard. Adaptation, innovation and implementation are the name of the game and have seen this industry weather actual storms, economic crises and human tragedy.  It’s…
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The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide

Edited by Steven A. Adelman For Event Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic DOWNLOAD THE EVENT SAFETY ALLIANCE REOPENING GUIDE HOW TO USE THIS REOPENING GUIDE The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide is a collective work by event industry professionals to help our peers who are planning to reopen during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. This document contains…
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Lockdown Lessons: A Guide For Sound Engineers & Techs

ByAndy Coules A wide range of resources for learning more about audio, mix practicing and improvement, discovering new consoles, ear training and more. Live events were one of the first industries to be hit hard by the global COVID-19 pandemic as large gatherings and international travel were first discouraged and then banned. Virtually overnight many…
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Free online training and course offerings

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic many companies are offering free online training courses. Many of these courses are certificate courses. These courses provide great free training opportunities . *Updated March 19*Need something to entertain your brain while you wait for the gigs to return? Here is a list of free online education you can take…
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Covid- 19 Financial Relief and Resources

Listing of relief resources and financial assistance Emergency Funding For Artists / Music Industry Professionals Who’ve Lost Income From Canceled Festivals/Gigs Because Of COVID-19  American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund:https://agmarelief.org/ Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund:https://equalsound.org/musicians-corona-relief-fund-application/ MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund:https://www.grammy.com/musicares/get-help/covid-19-relief-fund-faq Musicians Foundation’s COVID-10 Emergency Aid Grant Program: http://www.musiciansfoundation.org/apply/ SoundGirls Coronavirus Relief (for production techs who…
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Oak View’s Tim Leiweke Talks Post-Coronavirus Safety Standards for Arenas and Stadiums (EXCLUSIVE)

By Jem Aswad The first words out of Tim Leiweke’s mouth are that he does not know when health officials will say it’s safe to return to concerts, sporting events and other mass public gatherings. Yet the live-entertainment veteran and CEO of the Oak View Group — an entertainment and sports facilities company he cofounded with Irving Azoff that includes…
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Pollstar Projects 2020 Total Box Office Would Have Been $12.2 Billion

By: Staff Report Pollstar’s quarterly numbers are in and the preliminary gross revenue for the Q1 Top 100 Tours chart was up 10.9% over 2019’s record-setting year to $840 million for 2020 while ticket sales rose 4.5% to 9.4 million. Based on that growth, Pollstar can project the year’s box office would have reached $12.2…
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Covid-19 Federal Aid Package for Events Industry Petition

Isaac Rothwell started this petition to President Donald J. Trump Federal Aid Package for Events Industry The 1st domino is falling… The past month has seen an unprecedented number of event cancelations in the US and worldwide. The Covid-19 virus is nothing like anything we have faced in our modern economic times.  The purpose of this petition…
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PLSN on the Hunt for more Showtime Stories

PLSN Staff • NewsNewsroom • February 28, 2020 Hello fellow Live Event Personnel. Each month PLSN features our Showtime section where we list six different shows that took place recently. We simply show a nice image from the date and list all the gear and crew involved in the show. Everyone gets some kudos. We…
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Tuning & Optimizing Large-Scale Concert Sound Systems

February 25, 2020 By Howard Page “The goal of this method is to have the sound system reproduce as closely as possible the same tonal balance and perspective (i.e. “the mix”) that is being generated at the output of the mixing console by the operator.” The ConceptDescribed is a method to reliably and consistently tune…
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