September 21st, 2021


Today's read...6 minutes

Streaming services are back on the rise. We see various vaccination regulations amongst live events, and StubHub is being held accountable for refunds after a policy change at the pandemic's beginning. 


4 Million New Users
Bandsintown reports 4 million new users over the past three months. The organic growth is showing the desire for live music amongst fans


ACL's Newest Regulation 
ACL announced that a negative COVID test would need to be presented by vaccinated and unvaccinated ticket holders. Negative test results must be within 72 hours of the event.  


New Contactless Method at Red Rocks
Could the future of event security be in the palm of your hand? Amazon works with Red Rocks to implement a new contactless method of palm reading.  



NFL COVID Protocol
NFL vaccination requirements currently vary from state to state. Of the teams, the following have protocol around the vaccine: Buffalo Bills require proof of vaccination, Seattle Seahawks require proof of vaccination or negative test, New Orleans Saints require proof of the first dose of the vaccine, and Las Vegas Raiders require fans to be vaccinated. However, they do not need to wear a mask. 


White House Plead
The White House asks for the support of live event producers to implement COVID safety regulations when holding events. 



A New Reopening 
After over one year, the Capitol Theatre reopens. With the re-opening comes renovations and improvements that were made during their COVID-related shutdown.


Protocol Abroad
Starting October 11th, Wales music fans will need to present proof of double vaccination or negative test results, a plan they are calling the COVID Pass Scheme. This will apply to both indoor and outdoor music and sports events as well as clubs.  


Free Tickets for all of 2022
Australian promoters are running a giveaway where a lucky vaccinated fan can win tickets to every stadium concert in 2022.  



Firefly's Live Stream Partnership
Mandolin is named the official partner and will hold the exclusive right to stream Firefly Music Festival. This service will be free of charge to fans.


StubHub is Held Accountable for Refunds
StubHub will be held accountable for refunding fans up to 16 million dollars in compliance with their original cancellation policy. Fans who purchased tickets before March of 2020 could be eligible for a full refund.


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What are the Artists up to?

  • Mike Patton has canceled tour dates to focus on his mental health.

  • Dua Lipa announces her tour with Megan Thee Stallion set to begin at the beginning of 2022.

  • Elton John pushes his tour to 2023 due to hip surgery. 

  • Ed Sheeran announces tour dates for his stadium tour with tickets going on sale on September 25th. 

  • The Backstreet Boys decide to cancel their holiday plans of releasing a themed album paired with a Vegas residency. 


This week's spotlight is on... Matthew Gleason 🔦


Matthew Gleason February 26, 1980-September 15, 2021

On September 15th, our industry suffered a huge loss with the passing of Matthew Gleason. Matt has played a huge role in the transportation of hundreds of thousands of attendees to North America’s premier festivals and events. For 15+ years Matt has poured countless hours into keeping people safe and making sure they have fun. Matt’s incredible work ethic is only outshined by his larger-than-life personality and sense of humor. Matt played the role of leader, mentor, and most loving friend to so many of us. If you’ve been lucky enough to meet Matt you’ve seen the way he could light up a room, make sure everyone is comfortable, and truly enjoy life to its fullest. We love you, Gleason, the industry has lost a true legend.

A go fund me has been created to help with the costs of this tragedy, any help is greatly appreciated.

Submitted by Tim Gerrity


UTA IQ Webinar: Cashing in on the Creator Economy 
September 23 UTA IQ Webinar: Cashing in on the Creator Economy is taking place Thursday, September 23rd where Kaya Yurieff will dive into how we can capitalize on the superfan.

Covid Revisited: The Continuing Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Festivals & Events
September 22 Covid Revisited: The Continuing Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Festivals & Events will take place this Wednesday, September 22nd, and cover new challenges with COVID.

Record stores in the UK have just announced that they will carry exclusive artist releases this Black Friday.

Rolling Stone lists the top 500 songs of all time. Newly reimagined, you will be sure to find some of your new favorites. 

Imagine planning an event for 60 years! Check out the famous French monument’s new look.