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Our Commitment to Better Communication During the COVID-19 Crisis

It’s been too long since you’ve heard from us. Many of you—artists, event organizers, and ticket buyers—have emailed us seeking refunds, payments, and answers, and we haven’t replied. We’re sorry. You deserve better, and we are committed to doing better. We are committed to being more open and timely in communicating what we know. Here’s
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5 Online Events to Attend from Your Living Room

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You’ve binged that tiger show on Netflix that everyone’s talking about. You’ve Kondo-ed all your closets and cupboards. You’ve even cleaned your bathroom. So now what? Quarantine doesn’t have to be boring. As more and more events move from in-person to online, our opportunities to learn, create, and be entertained grow exponentially. We’re no longer
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Pricing Strategies for Online Events

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When venturing into the uncharted waters of virtual events, many new questions arise. Among these: How should I handle pricing? What kind of charges make the most sense with this new platform? Fortunately, there are many options. And best of all, they can be mixed and matched to suit your needs, maximize your returns, and
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How To Turn Your In-Person Event into an Online Event

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In just a matter of weeks, we’ve become accustomed to connecting screen-to-screen. Friends are hosting virtual happy hours. Late-night talk show hosts are cracking jokes from their kitchens. Kids are attending Frozen-themed birthday parties via video chat. When your fun is virtual, the wifi is the only limit. If your current in-person events are on
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Case Study: The Quarantine Sessions

Who is Marina? Marina Albero is a freelance jazz musician originally from Barcelona, now based in Seattle. She teaches music and performs in various local and national groups, including her own band. She now runs The Quarantine Sessions, a live streaming music experiment. Prior to starting The Quarantine Sessions, Marina used Brown Paper Tickets to
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15 Recommended Events in the UK in November

It’s November, that post-Halloween/pre-holiday season frenzy when there’s almost too much to do. Where to go? What to do? What to get your hard-to-buy-for aunt? Everything is kicking off, but how to sort it? We decided to showcase unique events going on around the UK, the ones that might not spring to mind when considering
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11 Best Halloween Events for Your Last-Minute Plans

(Like our photo? It’s from BPT’s Inaugural Greatest Pumpkin Contest. See all of the pumpkin art on our Instagram.) Halloween creeps up on you. One minute it’s September and then the next, you’re sifting through cat ears in the store’s picked-over seasonal aisle, searching for accessories to make a last-minute costume. We curated a list
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Meet Circle of Care, Our Latest Charity Spotlight

Did you know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? Our latest Giving Program donation recipient is Circle of Care, an organization that supports families coping with childhood cancer. We teared up reading their origin story and were amazed by their generosity—it was founded in 2003 by moms who met during their own children’s battle
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7 Ways to Boost Attendance at Free Events

If you’ve ever planned a free public event, this will sound familiar. You promoted your event, got over 60 “yes’s” and the total attendance ends up to be about 5, including yourself and your dog. So you drag all the leftover food home and sob into the extra bottles of wine, wondering why so many
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10 Events for Your Labor Day Weekend

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At the beginning of the season, Labor Day seems far in the distance. And then, all of a sudden, it’s summer’s last call and you forgot to make plans. Your friends are all out of town, the beach bungalows are booked up, and you’re lucky if you can snag an empty lounge chair near the
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