March Festival Preview

Last month we gave you an inside look at the most intriguing festival lineups of February in locations around the world from Tucson to Thailand. The festival calendar for the month of March revolves around the 10 day extravaganza that is SXSW but that’s just one of the fantastic events that the XLIVE team is […]

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542 Entertainment: XLIVE Spotlight Interview Series

  In our efforts to broaden the range of live event industry voices we hear from at our XLIVE events, our team is excited to welcome new members to our Advisory Board for 2017. To introduce you to these new Advisory Board members we will be periodically profiling their live events industry backgrounds. We sat […]

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XLIVE Spotlight Interview Series: Big Texas Beerfest

In our efforts to broaden the range of live event industry voices we hear from at our XLIVE events, our team is excited to welcome new members to our Advisory Board for 2017. To introduce you to these new Advisory Board members we will be periodically profiling their live events industry backgrounds. Our first Advisory […]

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Most Intriguing Festival Lineups February 2017

Almost everyone in the industry recognizes that January tends to be the tamest month of the festival season with most music fans spending the first 31 days of the year checking their social media feeds for the summer lineup announcements to plan their vacations around. But for those of you looking to jumpstart your calendar […]

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XLIVE Interview Series: UMBEL

  Kevin – You gave a presentation at XLIVE focused on The Value of Data, specifically why we need it and when it pays off. As live event producers start to gear up for their 2017 events, what are the most important metrics they need to look at from their 2016 events to determine how […]

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XLIVE 2016 Brings Out Eventbrite, Activision Blizzard, Airbnb, Live Nation, AEG Live, + Billboard among other Live Event Industry Titans

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — XLIVE — The twinkling backdrop of Las Vegas dimmed as the premiere installment of festival and live event conference XLIVE drew to a successful close this past December 5-7. Having rounded up a high caliber roster of luminaries from the live event and festival production industries, XLIVE 2016 […]

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XLIVE Interview Series: Michael Bleau – Events Locker

Managing logistics with vendors and sponsors is one of the most time-consuming aspects of any live event producer’s daily schedule. Michael Bleau, President at Events Locker, was determined to simplify the operations side of the live event business and created the first dedicated website that allows brands and event marketers to discover live events and […]

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XLIVE Interview Series: THE CONFLUENCE

Innovators in digital strategy, publicity and content creation, — creative agency The Confluence has been helping clients share their stories with the world since 2009. Since its inception, The Confluence has provided full–service publicity, brand strategy and content creation to dozens of worlds leading brands, artists and festivals all around the globe, with an expansive […]

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XLIVE Interview Series: HomeAway

In October 2016, Jeff Hurst, was promoted to chief commercial officer at HomeAway, the world leader in vacation rentals with sites representing more than 1.2 million paid listings of vacation rental homes in 190 countries. He oversees the global growth of the company’s vacation rental marketplace where owners and property managers offer an extensive selection of […]

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Designing The Forrest: ATOMIC

Designing The Forest Electronic music, jam bands, art, elephants, crazy costumes and more…you’ll find all this at Electric Forest Festival. ATOMIC, a creative company providing design and production services, set construction and rental solutions for the live event industry, has designed and built multiple stages for the Electric Forest Festival over the past four years. […]

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XLIVE Interview Series: Sit Down with Ety Rybak of CAA

A highly entrepreneurial business builder and strategist, Ety Rybak, while in his 20’s, leveraged a new vision and approach to the packaging and sale of sports and entertainment tickets, ultimately building one of the largest companies in the industry. He was successful in reshaping the traditional “ticketing” industry and helping to drive today’s trend toward […]

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