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• Showtime Sports will launch on Oct. 21 a weekly podcast, All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, in which the two NBA veterans (now retired) and NBA champs (Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, respectively), will “deliver an authentic, unfiltered perspective on the most polarizing topics in and around the game of basketball.”  It will air Thursdays on the Showtime Basketball YouTube Channel.  

• Under Armour is making the spacesuits that Virgin Galactic astronauts — people who will pay upward of $250,000 for one of six seats — will wear on flights to the "edge of space."

• Bluberi Gaming has signed a deal with WWE to develop a series of licensed slot games featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Among those to be featured include John Cena, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey, along with such Legends as Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. The first WWE series of slot games is scheduled to hit casinos October 2020.

• HarperCollins Publishers said it has acquired world rights to Back, the first memoir authored by Tiger Woods. According to Woods, “This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts. It describes how I feel and what’s happened in my life.” A publication date was not given.

• Turner Sports’ eLeague has signed a deal with tech solutions and services provider CDW to “create enhanced fan experiences across eLeague’s properties on TV, digital, social and in-arena.” The alliance also names CDW an “official arena partner” for eLeague and the Rocket League Championship Series. Full story here.

• San Manuel Casino, under the auspices of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, has signed a deal to become a Founding Partner for Allegiant Stadium, scheduled to open at the home of the Raiders for the 2020 NFL season when the franchise relocates from Oakland to Las Vegas.

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (thru Oct. 27).

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees

• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
• Motorhead
• Nine Inch Nails
• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
• Soundgarden
• T. Rex
• Thin Lizzy

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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
SOURCE: STUBHUB.COM

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Oct. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
Channel Chasers

NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Sep122016

Oldies Stones, Who, McCartney Show New School Musicians How To Sell Tickets

By Barry Janoff

September 12, 2016: The usual suspects are sitting atop the list of top-selling concerts for Fall 2016 — led by Adele, Drake, Beyoncé, Maroon 5 and Kanye West — but it a bevy of classic rockers who are showing new school musicians how to really sell tickets.

Adele, who led all summer concert toursin ticket sales, is primed to do lead her peers in the fall, as well, according to online ticket marketplace StubHub. She is on pace in terms of both overall sales and sales per show to "outsell pop diva Taylor Swift’s 2015 fall tour schedule and become the top-selling artist of 2016."

StubHub said that based on overall ticket sales at its site for shows from Labor Day to Thanksgiving 2016, median ticket prices per genre are topped by pop acts at $299, rock acts at $217, hip-hop at $175 and country at $122.

But all the acts in the StubHub Top Ten are likely to be left in the rear view mirror by Desert Trip, a two-weekend festival this October at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.

Each of the performers does well on their own; together in the same festival (though not on-stage at the same time), records are expected to be broken by a roster that ranks among the best-selling recording artists of all-time.

Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 will see onstage the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.

Oct. 8 and Oct. 15 will see onstage Paul McCartney and Neil Young.

Oct. 9 and Oct. 16 will see onstage Roger Waters of Pink Floyd and The Who.

Promoter AEG Live said tickets — about 70,000 per day — sold out in five hours when they went on sale this past May, with box office likely to gross more than $150 million.

That would be $60 million more than the current record of $84 million from the 2015 Coachella Festival.

Anticipating a lot of thirsty concert-goers, marketing partners include Absolut, Coors Light, Corona Extra, Sierra Nevada and Heineken.

To date, Florida Georgia Line has been the best deal of the fall, per StubHub, with a ticket selling for $6 to the group’s show at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte (Sept. 10).

Concurrently, Drake has commanded the highest price with more than $3,900 spent on a ticket for the artist’s show at Staples Center in Los Angeles (Sept. 9).

And while they have fewer than ten dates, all in November, currently scheduled, Temple of the Dog made the StubHub Top Ten with their reunion tour in honor of the 25th anniversary of their lone album, offering an average ticket price of $217, and tickets in their hometown of Seattle going for upward of $575.

The group features Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready and Eddie Vedder.

Top Ten Fall Tours
1. Adele
2. Drake
3. Beyoncé
4. Maroon 5
5. Kanye West
6. Carrie Underwood
7. Temple of the Dog
8. Luke Bryan
9. Florida Georgia Line
10. Keith Urban
*Based on overall ticket sales on StubHub for shows from Labor Day to Thanksgiving 2016

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