Music Festival Business

Mackie Releases Master Fader v4.0 Control App

Date: 12/15/2015

Now available, Mackie’s Master Fader v4.0 includes a bevy of new features.  MORE

Community Sells Majority Stake

Date: 11/10/2015

Belgium-based Audioprof Group has purchased a majority stake in Community Professional Loudspeakers.  MORE

Promoting Safe Habits: Festival Industry Leaders Address Health And Safety Challenges At The Modern Festival

Date: 08/13/2015

No matter the size of a festival, producers look at their multi-day events as a community—and with anywhere between 5,000 and into the 100,000s of people flocking to a festival site daily, organizers need to plan for the same risks you would find in a town or neighborhood of the same size. However, with these festival communities packed into a smaller outdoor setting, producers are able to hone in on more specific safety and health risks that come with the festival territory, ranging from crowd control, overheating and dehydration, to drug and alcohol consumption, and prepare ahead of time for these and other potential risks.  MORE

Inside The CMA Music Festival

Date: 08/13/2015

With nearly 500 country music artists drawing an average daily footprint of 87,680 fans from all 50 states and 20 foreign countries, the Country Music Association’s annual CMA Music Festival set another all-time attendance record this year. Originally known as Fan Fair, today’s CMA Music Festival started in 1972 as a meet-and-greet event. That tradition continues inside the Music City Center, where Fan Fair X hosts autograph booths and three small performance stages.  MORE

Soundcraft Feels The Folk

Date: 07/31/2015

London FolkFest heard once again this year via Soundcraft FOH consoles.  MORE

Top 10 Venue Insurance Questions

Date: 06/02/2015

In the spirit of David Letterman’s recent farewell from The Late Show, Venues Today recently asked Take1 Entertainment Insurance’s Scott Carroll for his top ten list of critical questions venue managers need to ask when assessing the effectiveness of their current insurance coverage.  MORE

ESA Sets Dec Safety Summit

Date: 11/20/2014

The Event Safety Alliance today will host its first Event Safety Summit from December 2-4, 2014 at the Tait Towers’ campus in Lititz, Pennsylvania.  MORE

SAE Institute Sponsors HARD Summer Festival

Date: 09/18/2014

For this year’s Los Angeles HARD Summer Festival, the SAE Institute was the exclusive education sponsor. SAE provides training in the production aspects of large-scale events such as the HARD Festival, and had representatives at the event on August 2 and 3 to talk more with attendees interested in pursuing a career in the festival production field.  MORE

Warped Fest's Lyman Hosts Online Course

Date: 09/18/2014

Kevin Lyman, creator of several touring music and extreme sports festivals including Vans Warped Tour, will host a CreativeLive 'Music & Audio' course on Saturday, September 27, titled "In The New Music Biz: Bands, Brands, Managers & Tours.” The course will stream live on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT (12 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT).  MORE


Date: 07/02/2014

It was in the winter of 1953 that Elaine Lorillard first walked into the Storyville jazz club, downstairs beneath the Copley Square Hotel in Boston.  MORE


Date: 07/02/2014

Wristbands on, hands in the air, lost in the music; the festival audience doesn’t care how that blissful moment came to be.  MORE


Date: 07/02/2014

When it comes to supplying sound equipment for an Electric Dance Music (EDM) festival, careful consideration needs to go into the reinforcement of the genre’s lower frequencies.  MORE

Troubled BottleRock To Return Under New Owners

Date: 05/02/2014

After making headlines last summer for skipping out on paying many of its vendors, the BottleRock Napa Valley music festival has announced it will return for a second year in 2014, under new management.  MORE

PSS Mans Voodoo Experience

Date: 05/02/2014

Baton Rogue, LA-based sound company Premier Production & Sound Services, LLC (PSS) provided the sound reinforcement system for the Voodoo Experience Festival for the third consecutive year, manning an array of gear from Harman’s JBL, Soundcraft and Crown.  MORE

Igloofest Adds New Mobile Stage

Date: 05/02/2014

For the eighth year, Montreal’s Old Port has hosted Igloofest, a month-long outdoor electronic music festival. For 2014, Igloofest has expanded with a new stage, the Videotron Mobile stage, designed by 4U2C, a partner with Solotech.  MORE

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