Pollstar Magazine’s 2017 Mid-Year report has been released, announcing to the world which events and venues are leading the pack. While this year has seen record-breaking success in number of tickets sold and gross earnings, the cost of tickets has decreased – good news for fans everywhere.
Mountain Productions stands as a global leader in event production largely by virtue of great business relationships and loyal friends, like those at Shimizu Group in Japan. Ron Rose, Director of International Development, recently visited the Shimizu Group headquarters. While there, he had the opportunity to tour their facilities and discuss the long-standing relationship between the two organizations and the bright future both companies see ahead.
Warmer weather is making its way across the states in time to bust out the band tees and festival-wear and head to the country’s most legendary summer concerts and festivals. Here are ten of our favorite outdoor amphitheaters across the states that have fans flocking to see the celebrated venues almost as much as the performers, themselves.
With the industry’s top experts and organizations spread across the world, an active blog can be a great way to stay on top of expert opinions, innovations, big projects and the resources you might need to reach your full potential. Here are six of our favorites to follow for all things event production. Please comment and share with us the blogs and publications that you count on.
Mountain Productions is set to stand out among the largest gathering of concert industry professionals in the world at the 2017 Pollstar Live! Conference in Los Angeles.
From January 31 until February 2, our team of dedicated experts will join hundreds of their friends and colleagues in Southern California for three days of catching up with the industry’s veterans and getting to know future friends. The Mountain crew will be set up at Booth 108 and are eager to discuss your next project and the variety of expertise Mountain Productions is prepared to provide.
Social media is a great platform to start conversations about the topics that mean the most to you and get opinions of friends and colleagues all in one place. We all know by now the power of Twitter and how much can be said in just 140 characters. Twitter is most people’s source of news every day, so being visible and engaging on the channel is a perfect way to stay up to date on the latest industry conversations. It is also a place where we can get a glimpse into the everyday life of some of our most important influencers—who knows, you may have more in common with your fellow colleagues than you think!
After taking home the honor of Staging Company of the Year as recognized by the Parnelli Awards, Mountain has again been nominated for another prestigious industry award. Mountain Productions is happy to announce that we have been nominated for Pollstar’s 2016 Award for Staging and Equipment Company of the Year!
The annual Pollstar Award nominees are chosen based on a strong track record for successful event productions throughout the calendar year. The winning candidate is then voted upon by PollstarPro subscribers. The final voting takes place online through a link emailed to all Pollstar subscribers and is open through December.
As the colder weather approaches, event production crews may find themselves with a little bit of free time. Whether you’re a rigger just getting started or an industry veteran, these five books are an excellent way to spend your time off the road.
1. Stage Rigging Handbook
By Jay O. Glerum
The Stage Rigging Handbook by Jay O. Glerum has become an industry staple. This go-to guide is to the point and provides an understanding of the rigging system, how to operate each type of rigging, and maintaining and inspecting your equipment.
Bringing along a member of the Leica Lino line of laser leveling devices is like bringing along another member of the team—one willing to lend a hand with some of the most frustrating tasks. We’ve decided to highlight a mere three of the endless ways in which a Leica Lino device can make your next project a breeze.
1. Accurate & Adaptable Alignment
When you’re on a construction or rigging site, an uneven platform or support structure could have devastating consequences to your accuracy, especially when your project is outdoors.
What do thousands of entertainment production experts, Tom Petty and a former Las Vegas mayor have in common?
They all met at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the foremost production conference and trade show in the nation – LDI 2016. With more than 400 of the world’s top manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of professional products and services for the production and live entertainment industry on display, Mountain Productions, the leading staging and rigging company across North America, was in attendance to catch up with old colleagues and demonstrate to our new friends the many ways we can help make their production a success.