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Month: May 2020

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On The Tech Tip… Crossing The Line: Don’t Overlook Point Source Approaches

By Bruce Main Considering whether point source loudspeakers might be right for the toolbox as well as the particular needs of certain applications. It wasn’t too many years ago that most shows were supported with trapezoidal point-source loudspeakers that were either horn loaded or front loaded. There were numerous touring companies providing proprietary loudspeaker systems,…
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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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A State-by-State Resource Guide for Music Professionals Who Need Help During Coronavirus Crisis (Updating)

by Billboard Staff The coronavirus pandemic has left countless members of the music community facing an uncertain future, as festivals and tours are canceled, studio sessions are called off and business travel is restricted. To help music professionals and their loved ones navigate the crisis, Billboard has compiled a list of resources at both the national and state…
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European Cities Launch Drive-In Concert Series With Great Success [Video]

By Tom Shackleford Concerts, live events, and any other type of mass gathering are on complete hiatus for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19 here in North America. Over in Scandinavia, however, where some national governments are handling the global pandemic slightly different than others, the coastal city of Aarhus in Denmark has found a loophole in…
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Danny Leake, Legendary Studio/Live Engineer, Dead at 69

BY CLIVE YOUNG  In addition to working as Stevie Wonder’s FOH engineer for three decades, Danny Leake also recorded dozens of top artists in the studio, leading to six Grammy nominations for his efforts. BY CLIVE YOUNG ⋅ 2 HOURS AGO  Chicago, IL (May 1, 2020)—Noted studio and live engineer Danny Leake died Wednesday, April 27, bringing to…
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Stimulus Payment Round 2: A Rundown Of The 3 Current Stimulus Proposals

By Ryan Guina The CARES Act provided a lifeline for individuals and small businesses. But it’s clear that many people are still struggling with the extended economic shutdown. To recap, the CARES Act provided a one-time stimulus payment of $1,200 ($2,400 for married couples), an additional $600 per week of unemployment benefits for up to 13 weeks, a…
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