We are excited to announce the launch of Show Forecasts, the latest feature of Ticket Counts Pro that algorithmically predicts sales for upcoming shows. Show Forecasts enables agents to make better-informed decisions about where to allocate both current and future promotional efforts for their clients’ shows.
Our algorithm analyzes the sales histories of thousands of shows to predict where sales will ultimately end up for each show. The algorithm takes into consideration multiple data points, including but not limited to the venue’s capacity and both the artist’s and the venue’s previous sales history. Ticket Counts Pro makes this all possible by collecting and storing ticket counts in a best-in-class cloud database, freeing your sales data from the limitations of a spreadsheet. With Show Forecasts, agents can more effectively highlight successes to their clients and focus marketing attention on shows that are lagging.
We visualize these predictions on our Artist Dashboard via a three-tiered star system:
- Full star: A show will likely come close to selling out.
- Half star: A show will likely sell between 50% and 80% of the house.
- No star: A show will likely sell less than half the house.
Below is a screenshot of what Show Forecasts look like on the Dashboard for a particular artist:
This three-tiered system can inform both the short-term and long-term booking and marketing decisions that agents make on a daily basis. For shows with a full star, agents can feel more confident about booking their client(s) at that particular venue in the future, while shows with half or no stars serve as a signal to agents to check in on their promotional campaigns in those corresponding markets.
Since launch, our Show Forecasts have predicted sales performance with nearly 90% accuracy. We have collected over 116,000 ticket counts to date and continue to expand our client base every week with new booking agencies. We look forward to seeing Show Forecasts become an integral component of Jamplify’s toolkit for evaluating ticket sales performance and making smarter booking decisions.
Festivals are popping up all over the U.S. and it’s hard to keep track of the endless events. With tons of talent, amazing lineups, and wide range of prices it can be hard to narrow down the selection to something manageable. For the next few weeks I’ll cover the best of what’s around across every genre, month by month. Many of these events are way cheaper than you’d expect!
Suburbia Music Festival (Plano, TX) 5/3 & 5/4
This is a brand new festival that takes advantage of the massive music scene in Texas, and it has a diverse lineup for all every kind of fan. Big Gigantic, J Cole, GTA, Alabama Shakes, Third Eye Blind, & Twentyone Pilots are some of the notable headliners and you can snag a 2-day pass for only $100.
We have a great contest running to promote this one! The top promoter wins 2 VIP two day festival passes and the top 4 runner-ups each win a GA two day pass. Check it out HERE and get your friends involved!
Hangout Music Fest (Gulf Shores, AL) 5/16-5/18
This beloved festival takes place right on the beach with one of the best festival lineups of the year. Huge names from every genre will be rocking out on the sand, including The Black Keys, Pretty Lights, The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age, STS9, Zedd, Modest Mouse, Chance the Rapper, Outkast, and Jack Johnson. If you can make it down to Alabama this is one you DON’T want to miss! Tickets are $230 before fees and they even have a pre-festival kick-off party on 5/15 featuring Danny Brown, Iron & Wine, Wolfmother, and Bonobo.
Summer Camp Music Festival (Chillicothe, IL) 5/23-5/25
This is the one festival that jam band fans NEED to hit up. Summer Camp features a ridiculous lineup appealing to all ages and music styles, and the event is headlined by two legendary live acts. Moe and Umphrey’s McGee are both playing…three nights in a row! Fans will love the chance to catch three sets from some of the best musicians in the genre, and additionally Louts, Primus, the Trey Anastasio Band, Keller Williams, Lettuce, and Twiddle round out the jam band sector. Bassnectar, Gramatik, Wolfgang Gartner, Figure, and Mimose hold down the festival for the bass heads and there is an incredibly diverse lineup for everyone in between, including Slightly Stoopid, Cherub, Zac Brown Band, Matisyahu, and Koan Sound. If there is ANY way you can attend this one it’s definitely worth the time and money. Three day passes are only $200: get ‘em quick!
Electric Daisy Carnival (NYC) 5/24-5/25 Metlife Stadium
EDC is a major success around the world and the scope of the event grows year by year. This event has a well-rounded EDM lineup featuring some old and new faces, and the resurgence of deep-house is evident with the likes of MK, Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, and Claud VonStroke. Crowd favorites like Afrojack, Bassnectar, and Calvin Harris will also grace the main stage for a memorable weekend. This is one of the more expensive ones, as 2-day passes are going for $240 right now. One day passes are also available for $140.
The blogosphere is a powerful force. If you don’t believe me just ask Rob Resnick and Cal Shapiro, aka Timeflies. Timeflies started out as a much blogged about remix 2 part phenom (see HERE) with “smooth suburban college rapping party boy flow” written all over them. Their remix vids, with their home studio in the background, caught the like wildfire on the campus blog scene.
With a sound similar to the likes of Mike Posner or Asher Roth, Timeflies was a natural favorite at college parties from coast to coast. The duo began producing music together while studying together at Tufts University. Their catchy pop laced hip hop was already on the launching pad for national success. Their recent video for “I Choose U” has production quality lighting, set design, and over 3 million hits on Youtube! These two are rising stars so check them out and help promote on Jamplify now! And not to worry, they’re still doing their awesome remixes.