October 4th, 2022


Today's read...7 minutes

Hurricane Ian hit hard this past week, and many events were canceled or postponed due to the repercussions of the storm; other festivals and tours donated proceeds to relief efforts.


Acquiring Assets and Expanding to International Markets
Lyte has purchased the assets of Festicket and Event Genius. These companies work with festivals in the UK, EU, Australia, and Latin America, specifically focusing on ticketing, lodging, and fan purchases.


The Future of VR Looks Promising 
AmazeVR raised an additional $17 million in funding. This VR company is behind the Megan Thee Stallion virtual reality concert tour with AMC Theatres.


Resale Restraining Order
The band Rammstein has successfully filed a restraining order against the ticket resale company Viagogo. This is the second time the band has taken legal action after a similar occurrence with fraudulent resales in 2018.



EDC 2023 On-sale 👀
It was an exciting on-sale for EDC Las Vegas 2023. General admission tickets sold out within moments of going live.


Breaking Records
Further representing the demand for live music, Louder Than Life saw 170,000 fans at the 4-day event, breaking the festival’s attendance record.



Hip-Hop Travels to Abu Dhabi
Festival Republic will bring the popular urban event, Wireless Festival, to Abu Dhabi in 2023. With Hip-Hop music being on the top of the charts, for this region, there are high hopes for a successful response from music fans. 


Building Artist/Fan Relationship
Sofar Sounds has launched a new offering, providing VIP experiences for artists of all levels. In partnership with the Seated team, acquired by Sofar Sounds in 2021, the organization looks to top the leaderboard when it comes to touring artist support.


This Artist Will Pay Your Ticket
Griz paid citations for concertgoers at Alpine Valley Music Theatre after police reportedly conducted invasive searches and issued unwarranted citations for drug possession in the campgrounds.


Hospital Visits Lead to Postponement 
Jimmy Buffet and HARDY, two fan favorites, have both been hospitalized, leading to tour and show cancellations. While Buffet’s cause remains undisclosed, HARDY’s tour bus was in an accident this weekend, leading to his brief stint in the hospital.


Ultra Lineup is in!
The 2023 Ultra Music Festival lineup has dropped. Artists include Grimes, CloZee, and Swedish House Mafia. Over 112 countries were represented at the last Ultra Festival, showing the acts appealed to the masses. 


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  • Denver Arts & Venues is hiring a Revenue Development Specialist - Ticketing Operations. 

  • Event operations crew is needed for the F1 Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, later this month.

  • The Peached Tortilla is looking for a food runner to support meal service at the Austin City Limits VIP Lounge. 


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This week's spotlight is on ... Hurricane Ian Relief 🔦


Credit: Ricardo Arduengo | AFP | Getty Image

Hurricane Ian has devastated Flordia residents, leaving many to recover from the storm's aftermath. Locals stepped up to the plate and supported one another, helping in any way they could. With all eyes on the path of Hurricane Ian, many not in the course of the storm continue to find ways they can support the relief effort down in Flordia. Music events are rising to the occasion, donating funds for the individuals impacted by the storm. Tipitina's and NOLAxNOLA from New Orleans will hold a joint benefit concert on October 7th. Maxwell's "The Night Tour" wants to donate $50,000 from tour revenue

Further, we saw events get postponed and canceled that were impacted by severe weather conditions. Here are just a few:

  • It is officially October, which means Halloween is right around the corner—stumped on what to wear? Check out these pop-culture costumes that might spark an idea.

  • Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser, and Anton Zeilinger have received the Nobel Prize in Physics for their achievements in Quantum Technology. 

  • Kim Kardashian is adding podcaster to her resume by launching her series, "The System," debuting exclusively on Spotify.