Disco Donnie Supports The Vets

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More information has come out on Astroworld and multiple lawsuits have been filed against Travis Scott, ScoreMore, and Live Nation. Additionally, the Berlin Special Olympics are looking for a ticketing partner for 2023, Justin Bieber is entering the metaverse, and there is an all-new, all-women arts celebration coming your way this summer.

Credit: Brandon Magnus/Mercedes-Benz Stadium/AMB Sports and EntertainmentDDP donates a million, announces Ubbi DubbiDisco Donnie Presents, the electronic music promoter, has just pledged to donate $1 million in tickets to their 2022 festivals and events. This announcement came shortly after the lineup was released for their upcoming festival Ubbi Dubbi. DDP will be donating to Vet Tix and 1st Tix - groups that support U.S. military veterans and first responders, respectively.

200 GuitarsOn a day off from touring, Bluegrass artist Billy Strings went to his old Elementary School in Muir, MI to gift students with 200 guitars. He told the students, “Guitar has always been a really cool friend of mine, even when times were really sad.”

Seeking a ticketing partnerBerlin’s 2023 Special Olympics Local Organization Committee (LOC) is seeking out a ticketing partner to help create an inclusive ticketing strategy, in addition to helping on the ticket system, access control, customer service support and more. The process will have two phases, with initial applications accepted until November 23rd.  

YikesSpeaking of Germany, the country has a predicted price increase of 15-30% for their concert tickets. Yikes.  

100kLast weekend there were over 100,000 fans at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz stadium for ATLive, which featured George Strait, Metallica, and Eric Church. This was the second year of the two-day concert series, developed by AMB Sports and Entertainment.

Bieber makes WavesJustin Bieber is partnering with Wave, a virtual technology allowing Bieber to perform his first live show in the metaverse. Wave will be hosting the virtual concert on November 18, paving the way for “new audiences who can’t attend in person or want a different kind of live music experience.”

Leeds goes outdoorsLive At Leeds: In The Park will be the first-ever outdoor edition of the Live At Leeds music festival. Taking place June 4th of next year, it will feature Bombay Bicycle Club, Arlo Parks, Sea Girls, and many more.  

Lolla, Paris, 2022C3 Presents’ has announced their Lollapalooza Paris lineup for July 16-17, 2022. They will host a strong showing of artists, including headliners Pearl Jam, Imagine Dragons, A$AP Rocky and David Guetta. 

Chicago's newest experienceCharlie Jones, Co-founder of C3 Presents, is working on something new - Versa Experience. This celebration is a culmination of music, storytelling, comedy and beyond that will be curated and produced by women, featuring women. The multi-day, in-person experience will be in Chicago next summer.

PEOPLE NEWSClaudia Arcay is joining Loud And Live as the Senior Vice President of Entertainment. Before this role, Arcay worked in management, booking, touring, and marketing, with NYK Productions and, more recently, WK Entertainment. 

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 Warner Music Group is hiring a Marketing Coordinator (TEMP) in Los Angeles to work with marketing partners, maintain department databases and more.    Sofar Sounds is looking for a Local Audio Lead in NYC to support the production and execution of the city’s events and be the local contact for the market’s A/V production.   EMC Presents is seeking a VP/Director, Concerts/Touring to establish tour routes, work with the COO to grow the company, and more.  HB Sports and Entertainment (HBSE) is hiring an Event Operations Manager at the Prudential Center in NJ to help manage operational functions and personnel related to events. 

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28% of BOH readers who bought tickets to a concert that was canceled due to Covid were not able to get any type of refund. 

Credit: Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty ImagesFollowing Up On Astroworld FestAs more details about the Astroworld Fest’s tragedy come out, so are lawsuits from concert-goers. On November 10, it was reported that emergency blueprints for Astroworld Fest did not have a plan for crowd surge, though it held plans for other various emergencies and threats. On November 11, Travis Scott’s attorney spoke out, criticizing Houston officials for finger-pointing and inconsistent statements. Meanwhile, Thomas J. Henry, one of several lawyers filing lawsuits against Live Nation and Travis Scott, already claimed to represent 150 victims in his suit as of 5 days ago, a number that is likely to continue growing. After refunding Astroworld attendees for both days of the festival, Travis Scott pulled his set from this past weekend’s Day N Vegas Festival, where he was set to headline. Meanwhile, Roddy Ricch, who performed at the festival on Friday, has announced that he will be donating his performance earnings toward efforts helping victims of the event. 

In consideration of the recent tragedy, The Event Safety Alliance is directing event-planners to view their ANSI ES1.9 - 2020 Crowd Management Standard. The guidelines help identify minimum crowd safety requirements, ask important questions, and help give suggestions for event organizers to make the best choices for their given events. Tragically, two more victims have died from their injuries in the last week. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced the creation of a concert safety task force, with the goal to plan crowd control strategies and security measures in the hopes of keeping audience members safe in the future. 

Live Nation also finds itself in muddy waters facing multiple lawsuits, as well as a 5% decrease in their share price. This is coming after a 15% jump from November 5th following their impressive Q3 financial reports. The company issued an official statement last Monday regarding the incident. In addition to the statement, Live Nation and their subsidiary ScoreMore are initiating the Astroworld health fund, which, in addition to medical help, will provide therapy sessions for those who have been affected by the tragedy.

This week's spotlight is on... SWG3 Nightclub in Glasgow 🔦

Credit: Michael HunterThe future of sustainability in live events continues to make headlines. Check out how this Glasgow nightclub has pushed the boundaries with a new technology that turns your dance moves into renewable energy.The club’s managing director, Andrew Fleming-Brown, said in a press release, “over the next 12 months, we are committed to building a solid foundation upon which we can transform our organisation into a more sustainable one. We know this won’t be easy, but we understand the severity of the climate emergency, as well as our potential to influence our community, industry, and beyond. We want to lead by example.”

 Here are 18 Thanksgiving-Themed Food and Decor Ideas to give you some inspo for the upcoming festivities!!

Watch Billie Eilish sing “Happier Than Ever” with the Count on Sesame Street.



Returning to live events after a long time will certainly be an adjustment, so here’s a list of tips and tricks for what to expect for 2022. 


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