Adele vs. Vinyl Supply Chain

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Happy Thanksgiving & Happy Hanukkah to our BOH fam! There’s a lot to look forward to this holiday season, with MusiCares’ grant initiative for industry professionals, SAP Center’s new light-up seats, and Australia’s exciting insurance scheme to help revive their live events industry. Things are looking up! Oh, and Adele may have broken the supply chain?

Credit: MusicWeekThe most wonderful time of the yearMusiCares has announced the launch of their second annual “Help for the Holiday” initiative, distributing 4,000 e-gift cards to music industry professionals for the holiday season. The request form is here - processing grant requests can take a few weeks so apply now!

Big victory for traveling British performersAfter previously requiring visas for British performers post-Brexit, the Spanish government has announced that this will no longer be necessary for British performance crews traveling to Spain for fewer than 90 days. UK Music says this shift is a “big victory.”

Programmable LED seatingThe NHL’s San Jose Sharks are debuting their newest trick at SAP Center - The Nova Pro LED system from PixMob, which lights up seats with programmable patterns throughout games. They are one of the first arenas to use this type of immersive technology.  

3x spendAfter analyzing the buying tendencies of concert-goers, Event Genius and Festicket have found a nearly three-times increase in how much people are spending now compared to pre-Covid (2019) event bookings - with a 172% increase in the average order value for international bookings from 2019-2022.

Goldenvoice x NoCapNoCap, a digital experience platform, has finalized a partnership with live events promotion group Goldenvoice. This deal will broaden Goldenvoice’s current in-person horizons and bring live events to a greater audience worldwide.

2022 Super Bowl lineupThe Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest has announced their lineup, and it is popping. Kicking off with headliners Halsey and Machine Gun Kelly, the 2-day festival will lead into Super Bowl eve, from February 10-12 in LA.  

Red Rocks updateTom Morello and Mannequin Pussy are a couple of names in a long list of artists who have signed an open letter insisting that Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheater cancel its contract with Amazon to implement a palm-scanning technology for venue entry. The pushback stems from fears of data and identity theft along with breaching and misidentification.  

Jerry Garcia x Jonah HillMartin Scorsese will be working with actor Jonah Hill for the first time since The Wolf of Wall Street, now on a musical biopic about the Grateful Dead. With the original band members’ blessing, the role of Jerry Garcia will be played by Hill.

Being flexibleSustainability and flexibility go hand in hand in the world of live events. So Cool Events is working to develop environmentally-friendly and sustainable products for shows, conferences and beyond.

Adele 1, Supply Chain 0It’s possible that Adele has single-handedly broken the vinyl supply chain in deciding to press over 500,000 records for her newly released album, “30.”  

PEOPLE NEWSDelmar Powell is Position Music’s newest VP of A&R. He previously served the same role at Downtown Music Publishing and before was director of A&R, Urban at Republic Records. He worked closely with artists like Zendaya and Marc E. Bassy, and was a liaison for The Voice, among many other projects and achievements.

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 Venice Q&A of Q&A Media is looking to hire a remote Web3 Project Manager to explore and execute Web3 projects, work to implement NFT campaigns into the group’s release strategy, and more.    Insomniac Events in searching for a Festival Producer in Calabasas, CA (Hybrid). This role calls for working with the festival team, promoters and finance leads, and of course, loving festival production.   Live Nation Entertainment is hiring an Event Producer in New York (Hybrid) who will work with the Senior Producer to manage events, in addition to collaborating with internal Live Nation teams.

Are you attending any large events this Thanksgiving season?


Last Week's Results:

55% of BOH readers hadn't started their holiday shopping as of last week. Good news! Our annual gift guide drops TOMORROW !!! 

Credit: Kaczmarek/WireImageAussie's Insurance SchemeThe Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA) has announced an insurance plan for festivals, conferences, community and sporting events in Australia. It will take place for 12 months with the government insuring up to $230 million for events against cancellations due to restrictions, or even reduced capacity. Events eligible for the plan are those with a revenue cost between $20,000 to $10 million. Further, a $20 million support package has been announced in Victoria with a specific focus on the live music sector, hopefully beginning to return Australia safely and successfully back to its thriving festival scene. Meanwhile, New Zealand has announced a nationwide cancellation cover for the country’s larger events. Government Arts agency Create NSW (New South Wales) has also been working on a plan to insure monetary losses from festivals and event crews. The VMIA’s insurance plan definitely adds pressure on Create NSW to follow suit. As noted in the recently published paper, Six actions to get Sydney’s events sector back on track, business interruption insurance is the first necessary step in rebooting Sydney’s events sector. The Parliament of New South Wales is amending its previously controversial Musical Festivals Act, originally introduced in 2019. In a recent Legislative Assembly, it was decided that all references to “high-risk” were to be replaced with the word “subject,” as this reflects the way in which these events are subject to the necessity of having an approved safety management plan. A further change is giving an additional 30 days for these “subject music festivals” to hand in a safety management plan if they provide enough notice to the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority. 

This week's spotlight is on... ESA Mini-Summit 🔦

Make plans to join us December 1, 2021 for a free one-day virtual "mini-Summit".

"We'll be exploring issues such as policy communication & enforcement, accessibility, the impact of climate change on live events, and more. We'll also have a VERY exciting announcement at the start of the program that you won't want to miss." 

It all takes place over on ESA's Youtube page, so be sure to head on over and subscribe! 


Here are some tips and tricks for ways to manage the feeling of being “always-on” - a sensation many of us may have felt more since the rise of online interactions.


Do you want to build a snowman? If you’re a winter person, check out the world’s largest ice and snow festival in Harbin, China.


Do you know anyone that has lots of older tapes, films, photographs, slides or negatives? There is now an easy and affordable way to preserve these awesome memories by digitizing them and saving them for years to come: iMemories. Just send your old tapes, films, photographs, slides and negatives to iMemories using one of their Safe Ship Kits. iMemories will organize it all, then save, copy, and convert them into a digital format.


Learn all about Ableton, the music software that DJs and producers have used for years, and Gerhard Behles, one of the product’s founders who refuses to let investors partake in the product.

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