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Festival Business

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State of the Industry 2017: Live Sound

By Clive Young. The last few years have seen the concert industry ride a growing wave of success, and so far, 2017 looks to be following that trend to the letter. Tours have generally done well this year, and...

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Take1 Takes On Terrorism

Take1 Insurance has made a name for itself within the event production community in recent years, most prominently with its involvement with the Event Safety Alliance and insurance offerings aimed to protect vendors from weather-related events. Now, in response...

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Considering the Future of Music Festivals

It’s been one of the most dramatic changes in the concert landscape in the past 10 years: the spawning of hundreds of new music festivals worldwide. There are, of course, many reasons for this—the need for musicians to augment...

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Coachella Rolls With Changes

Coachella may be one of the premiere festivals in the world, but that high profile also means that organizers Goldenvoice and parent company AEG Live are scrutinized all the more closely when they face challenges—like the multiple ones tackled...

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Talking with: Festival Programmer Francis Geron

It’s a universal truth, regardless of where your festival is located, that making it happen is never easy, particularly if it is facilitated by working with local civic organizations. Underlining that fact, sister publication PSNE spoke with Francis Geron...

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CTS Hits Festivals with JBL VTX Rig

Attending the Bonnaroo, Forecastle, Black Diamond Summer Concert, Big Ticket Festival and Lifest festivals all in one summer might sound like a concert-goer’s dream, but for Nashville-based audio provider CTS Audio, it was just another summer spent keeping its...

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Promoting Pro Audio at Festivals

Festivals are unique events in that they create temporary communities. They bring together artists, crews and thousands of music fans to briefly celebrate together and then everyone disperses, heading off in their own directions. Pro audio providers have always...

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How SSE became a Go-To for Festival Sound

SSE Audio Group won for Best Sound at the UK’s Festival Supplier Awards for the second consecutive year at the end of January 2016, almost exactly four decades after the company officially launched in Nottingham, England.

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Making Waves, Founding a Festival

While the number of new music festivals seems to rise every year, launching one remains as challenging as ever—perhaps even more so given that there are so many options out there for music fans. According to a 2015 Nielsen...

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EAW Anya Augments Fave Fests

Rat Sound has become a go-to sound provider for numerous festivals, and last year, three of them—Taste of Chaos, Knotfest, It’s Not Dead, and FYF—had something else in common, in that Rat provided each with an EAW Anya sound...

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