Archive for April, 2011

The Rock Revolution, a View from 1967

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Do yourself a favor and watch all six segments of this scratchy old CBS Special from 1967 called “Inside Pop: the Rock Revolution.” (Huge hat tip to Bob. Thanks for passing this along.) Before I send you on your way, I have a few things I want to say about the show.  Leonard Bernstein hosts […]

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    Will There Be an NFL Season? And What Does That Mean to You?

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    I have to say that I’m spectacularly uninterested in the ups and downs of what’s going on between the NFL Players and the League and Owners.  That’s not because I don’t like football.  I’m a big fan.  It’s just that the only thing I want to hear is “the lockout’s over. Football starts again as […]

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      Pick Up “Do the Work” for Free

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      Through Seth Godin’s Domino Project, in which he is quite modestly working to change the entire book publishing model, there’s a book available for free in its e-book edition that I recommend.  It’s called Do The Work by Steven Pressfield, and it’s a brief, inspirational (in a drill sergeant kind of way) work that’s for […]

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        Dodgers Taken Over by MLB

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        This is big news for me to be reporting not only because the Dodgers and MLB are Goldstar partners, but also because the Dodgers are one of our two home town teams, and the one with the longest history here (although we love our friends at the Angels too.) Here’s a snippet from an LA […]

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          Goldstar Advisory Board

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          I’m extremely excited to announce the Goldstar Advisory Board, which is composed of three of the smartest, most successful and positive people I know: Matt Coffin, founder of Lowermybills.com and general entrepreneurial genius, Sean Moriarty, former CEO of Ticketmaster and in my book the most knowledgeable person in the entire ticket business, and Neil Patrick […]

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            Dynamic Pricing at TM

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            As you might have read, TM/Live Nation is rolling out a form of “dynamic pricing” in the near future. This is not at all surprising, as it’s been discussed and rumored for quite a while. But it does give me an opportunity to say a few things about dynamic pricing that we’ve covered before, but […]

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              Let’s Clarify This “Never Give Up” Thing

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              “Never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Winston Churchill Churchill said this and it’s a great thought.  But when you tell people they should “never give […]

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                Our Story, and We’re Sticking To It

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                Here are the things that are at the core of what we do at Goldstar.  They’re things we believe, and we try to make everything we do support these beliefs: We believe that live entertainment is meaningful and special to people.  It’s not just a couple hours of fun.  Watching TV can be fun.  Playing […]

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                  …Or You Could Do it Right to Begin With

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                  What I liked about this post that I’m linking here: it was interesting to hear about the Bach Choir of Bethlehem’s unusual and, apparently, successful way of pricing to its membership.  Here’s a snippet: “Since 1912 BCB has employed a system of “Guarantees” which give patrons the opportunity to book first and to choose seats […]

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                    Live Nation and Warner Music Synergy? Hmmm.

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                    The news is that Live Nation has joined a handful of companies and funds in an attempt to acquire Warner Music.  You might have heard this. Roughly speaking, the rationale for the acquisition is the same as the Ticketmaster tie-up a couple years ago: the company would be vertically integrating by bringing the label and […]

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