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May 10th, 2022
#100

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Today's read...6 minutes

The 100th issue of BOH is here and we revisit some of our favorite headliners. Did you read the first issue?

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Call Out
New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell has called out Live Nation’s safety record in light of recent events. With the industry giant’s significant market share, Pascrell raises charges to hold LN accountable for safety precautions.

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Live Stream Promoter
Mandolin created a venue and promoter network that gives users access to a list of partnering venues. Essentially, the intent is to take the guesswork out of live streaming, leaving it to Mandolin to produce, which allows promoters more time to focus on their main events.  

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Squad Up
LN Middle East is partnering with Emirates Nature in their latest do-good initiative. The duo will focus on the sustainability of events at large. This effort will by no means be compromising on style, as Maroon 5 will be rolling up in a squad of electric Porsches.

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100% Plant-Based Fest
Apenkooi Events and Beyond Meat will be collaborating to create plant-based menus. This Netherlands production company aims to create a world with “zero-emission dance festivals.”

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Festival Powers 10,000 Homes
Additionally, The Netherlands will host the Lowlands Festival, which now features the largest solar car park in the world. How big? Essentially, large enough to power up to 10,000 homes.

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Q1 Ticket Sales
LN released more first-quarter findings. Up over a third from 2019 numbers, ticket sales soar kicking off 2022 with nearly 70 million tickets sold

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Roblox Artist Engagement 
Spotify Island is the latest Roblox drop and Spotify’s entry into the Metaverse, allowing players to engage with artists in yet another way. Spotify says it is “creating an easy opportunity for artists to connect with fans and to partner with Spotify on the creation of in-game virtual merchandise”.

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Tragic Cancellation 
The first day of the Mississippi Mudbug Festival was canceled after gunfire was reported on festival grounds. One attendee was killed and a few others were reportedly injured.

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Drake X UMG
Drake just made a major deal with Universal Music Group. The artist is locked into an agreement that covers multiple projects from merchandise to records.

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Newest Boston Venue
MGM Music Hall at Fenway will be opened by the musical act Bruno Mars. The 5,000-seat Boston, MA venue is set to open this September.

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Announcing... 

Sun Soaked has just been announced as the latest Cancun destination festival experience. Kaskade will be curating the experience, aiming to make it one-of-a-kind.

Hard Summer 2022 announced their lineup, featuring Alison Wonderland, GRiZ, and Megan Thee Stallion. This year the festival will take place across three days. 

Born & Raised Music Festival 2022, hosted by Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds, will feature artists Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brothers Osborne, and more. This festival is produced by AEG.

 

Danny Wimmer Presents goes country with GoldenSky Music Festival in Sacramento, CA. The debut festival will take place October 15-16 this year with headliners Tim McGraw and Sam Hunt.

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This week's spotlight is on ... Issue #100 🔦

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Over the past 100 issues we have changed our looks, curated new content, and consistently provided the latest in live. This week’s spotlight takes a look back at a few of our headliners that got us to where we are today. 

 

The Future of Safety Lies In The Hands of Humans - Guest Feature: Jim Digby

What’s It Like to Work the Super Bowl? - Guest Feature: Alex Guessard

Top Tips From A Production Manager - Guest Feature: Margaret Callanan

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  • One night only! Harry Styles will be performing a special show at UBS Arena in honor of his album release.

  • No more grass? Las Vegas will be banning grass from the city. Only “functional” grass will be permitted.

  • Bono and The Edge performed in a subway-based bomb shelter in Kyiv. Watch some highlights from their meaningful performance here.

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