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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XLIVE Press Release via The Confluence

  XLIVE, an annual conference held in Las Vegas, NV this Dec 5-7, 2016 brings all things entertainment into the entertainment capital of the world. In between festivals, music, culinary, technology, film, and more, the conference boasts one of the most high-end curated programs and speakers in the world. XLIVE(formerly known as IMFCON and IFFS), will […]

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XLIVE Interview Series: Access Event Solutions CEO, Seth Sheck

Welcome to round two of our interview series with Access Event Solutions CEO Seth Sheck. Just about everything Seth does can be summed up with two words: passion and innovation. A Reno, Nevada native, Seth set his sights on the music industry in 1989. Juggling a band management gig with waiting tables, Seth found his […]

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XLIVE Interview Series: The State Of Ticket Management

A major area within the industry that is undergoing tremendous change not being discussed at great length in the live event community is the state of ticket management. From processing secure payments to streamlining customer relations support, ticket management software systems offer live event organizers piece of mind in a constantly evolving live entertainment market. […]

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