April 4, 2013

Ticketfly Execs Talk Canadian Growth, Future Expansion


(from Billboard Magazine, April 2, 2013) Ticketfly, a San Francisco-based ticket company, launched into Canada in January. The company processed $126 million in gross ticket sales in the U.S. in 2012, which was up 62% from 2011. They also claim that venues and promoters who switched to Ticketfly in 2011 had an increase in ticket […]

March 21, 2013

Mexico’s Vive Latino Music Fest Grows, Eyes U.S. Expansion

Vive Latino 2013

(from Billboard Magazine, March 17, 2013) Vive Latino music festival, the largest privately sponsored Latin American festival in the world, was once a one-day event when it started. Today it is a weekend-long festival, filled with up-and-coming acts throughout Latin America to known European acts. Unfortunately due to health issues, the European group Blur and […]

February 28, 2013

Bonnaroo 2013: Superfly’s Jonathan Mayer on Lineup, Legacy, Why Mumford Are a ‘Bulls-eye’ for Fest


(from Billboard, February 22, 2013) Bonnaroo, a diverse music and arts festival set in Manchester, Tennessee, will be hosting 125 bands and 20 comedians on 13 stages this summer from June 13-16. Paul McCartney will be headlining this year, along with Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers. Bonnaroo also has a YouTube festival called Bonnaroo365, […]

February 14, 2013

Grammy Awards Send Sales Surging on Billboard Charts


(from Billboard Magazine, February 12, 2013) The Billboard charts have felt the impact of a big night in music: The Grammy Awards. Although the full impact from the show won’t appear until next week, this week has had a lot of increases in sales for many artists. Mumford & Sons, who won Album of the Year […]

October 17, 2012

Spotify Planning Launches in Italy, Poland and (Reportedly) Japan: What Are the Challenges?

Spotify looks to expand to Italy, Poland and Japan.

(from Billboard Magazine, October 12, 2012) According to job postings on their website, Spotify, a free and legal music streaming system, is planning launches in Italy and Poland. They are also considering a launch in Japan in 2013. It came as a surprise to many that Spotify is interested in Japan as a possible market. […]