Job hunting? Issue #181 is for you!

Issue #181 | December 5, 2023 

Happy Hanukkah! 🕎

In the spirit of giving, we’re celebrating with an expanded Jobs section this week, giving you even more opportunities to check out. Here’s to you unwrapping a shiny new opportunity this holiday season! 🥂🎁

Credit: PollstarLive Nation raises minimum wagesLive Nation expands its “On the Road Again” program by raising the minimum wage at clubs in the US and Canada. Base pay for club staffers will be $20/hour and supervisors will start at $25/hour. These increased wages are higher than all federal and state-mandated minimum wages and will impact over 5,000 employees. 

Thanksgiving NFL halftime shows 📈You may have noticed that the Thanksgiving Day NFL halftime performances have been getting bigger and better (helllllooo Dolly!) over the past few years. It’s no accident. The games are traditionally the most-watched other than the Super Bowl, and the league wants to use their halftime shows - and music - to fuel its growth, including its effort to reach younger and more diverse audiences.

Successful Playa clean upBurning Man passed its annual environmental inspection despite a “significantly more challenging” cleanup this year due to the unprecedented storms that inundated the Playa. The inspection includes 120 randomly generated inspection points and 6 “points of interest” designated by the US Bureau of Land Management with less than one square foot of debris per acre. 

Riyadh wins bird for Expo 2030Saudi Arabia continues its quest to be a global entertainment and sports powerhouse by winning the bid for the 2030 world fair, demolishing Italy and South Korea in last week’s voting by the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions. The Expo is planned to open in October 2030 in Riyadh and anticipates 40 million site visits and 1 billion metaverse visits. Its theme will be The Era of Change: Together for a foresighted tomorrow. Check out the master plan video.  

DEAG's financial resultsDeutsche Entertainment AG (DEAG) has posted a nine-month revenue of more than €213 million ($233 million). The results are lower than the same period last year (€235.1 million), but exceeds expectations, according to chief executive Prof. Peter Schwenkow. This year, the company has been focused on expansion, continued recovery from Covid, and ticketing. 

New Olympic Arena in MilanWork has begun on The Arena in Milan, set to be Italy’s largest indoor arena when completed. The 16,000-cap Arena is being developed, will be operated by CTS Eventim, and will host ice hockey and para ice hockey competitions during the Milano Cortina 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is currently scheduled to be completed at the end of 2025.

Supernova documentary trailerA trailer has been released for a new documentary, “Supernova: The Music Festival Massacre”, which follows the harrowing events of the October 7th attack on the Israeli music festival. The film features footage from “different sources including Hamas’ own cameramen and GoPros, the victims’ mobile phones, CCTV footage, dash cams and from first responders on site, providing an unprecedented, comprehensive and emotional overview of the massacre,” according to the filmmaker. 

Kiss: forever youngKiss reached the end of the road on Saturday night when they performed the final show of their “The End of the Road” tour at Madison Square Garden - but it appears the band will continue to play on - virtually. The legendary band left the stage and was replaced by digital avatars that will allow them to “be forever young and forever iconic by taking us to places we’ve never dreamed of before,” according to Gene Simmons. 

 Experiential (Festivals) College Associate at Live Nation; Part-time/summer in New York, NY; $15/hr.  Director of Operations at Washington Concert Opera; Hybrid in Washington, DC; $65,000 - 80,000. Music Business, Full-Time Assistant Professor at New York University in NYC, NY; $75,000 - 115,000.  Marketing & Events Rep for Warner Music U; Part-time, Remote; $13.25 - 18.07/hr.  Booking Manager at Goldenvoice; Los Angeles, CA; $67,000 - $88,430.47.  Customer Success Manager, Music & Entertainment at Tradable Bits; Vancouver, BC; $60,000 - 70,000.  Integrated Marketing Manager at AEG; Philadelphia, PA; $65,000 -  75,000.  LN Concerts, Operations Manager at The Ritz Raleigh in Raleigh, NC. Marketing Manager at SaveLive in St. Louis, MO. Festival Director for the New Hampshire Music Festival; Hybrid in Plymouth, NH; $25 - $40/hr.  Marketing Director, Olympic and Paralympic Hospitality at On Location in New York, NY; $131,250 - 175,000.  Executive Director for Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Arts & Music Festival; Seattle, WA; $120,000 - 185,000.  Group Strategy Director at UnitedMasters; Hybrid in Brooklyn, NY; $180,000 - 210,000.  Operations Manager at Danny Wimmer Presents in Los Angeles, CA; $70,000 - 80,000. 

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Lineups, Festival & Tour Announcements

  • Artists for Action To Prevent Gun Violence will hold a concert December 7 at NYC’s Skirball Center with Sheryl Crow, Peter Frampton, Kevin Bacon, Bernie Williams and others to celebrate the release of “A Father’s Promise,” the film that led to the initiative.

  • MDLBEAST Soundstorm has added Metallica to its incredible lineup. The Riyadh, Saudi Arabia festival takes place December 14 - 16. This will be the iconic band’s first time playing in Saudi Arabia and the first time the festival has a hard rock headliner.

  • Final Four: U2 has announced the final dates for their U2:UV residency at the Las Vegas Sphere: February 23, 24 and March 1, 2.

  • Just in time for someone new to move in. Phish is bringing a “completely unique experience” to The Sphere with 4 shows, April 18 - 21.

  • J Balvin is heading back on the road with the “Que Bueno Volver a Verte” international tour. The tour kicks off April 26 in Frankfurt, Germany.

  • Foo Fighters, Weezer, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Noah Kahan will headline Shaky Knees, May 3 - 5 at Central Park in Atlanta, GA.

  • Sonic Temple Festival announced Disturbed, The Original Misfits, Pantera, and Slipknot for the May 16 - 19 fest in Columbus, OH.

  • The Caverns in Pelham, TN is hosting the inaugural CaveJam with The String Cheese Incident as headliners performing 3 sets above ground and 1 “cave set”, May 24 - 26.

  • Festival La Onda, a new latin music festival by BottleRock, will be headlined by Maná, Fuerza Regida, Alejandro Fernández and Junior H, June 1 - 2 at the Napa Valley Expo in Napa, CA.

  • Northlands Music & Arts Festival has announced Goose, Greensky Bluegrass, moe., for the 3rd year of the Swanzey, NH festival, June 14 - 15.

  • Miranda Lambert, Billy Strings, Turnpike Troubadours, The Revivalists will play at Under the Big Sky in Whitefish, Montana, July 12 – 14.

  • Canada’s Sunfest Country Music Festival will feature Keith Urban, Lee Brice, Cole Swindell, and Washboard Union on August 1 - 4 at Laketown Ranch, in Cowichan Lake, BC.

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 Beyonce’s “Renaissance” film brings in $21 million on opening weekend. The top 10 weirdest New Year’s Eve celebrations in the US. A sequel to Spinal Tap is coming and Elton John and Paul McCartney are in it. 

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