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Pollstar is a trade publication for the concert industry.[1] It gets its information primarily from the agents, managers and promoters who produce concerts.[2]

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CategoriesTrade magazine
Year founded1981
CompanyOak View Group
Based inUntil May 31, 2018 Fresno, California

It was purchased by Oak View Group, a venue consultancy founded by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff, in July 2017.[3]

History and profileEdit

Founded in 1981 in Fresno, California, Pollstar is the only trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry. They have been supplying in-depth information to every professional concert promoter, booking agent, artist manager, facility executive and every other entity involved in the live entertainment business for 30 years. Pollstar produces a weekly print magazine for professionals and publishes that information daily to the web at Pollstar's free website is for live music fans and contains the same information that industry professionals use daily to route their concerts.

Today, Pollstar has an office in London and correspondents in six countries. The magazine is a member of the Associated Press (AP). Its subscribers receive the weekly magazine and access to its online databases.[1]

Pollstar holds an annual award ceremony to honor artists and professionals in the concert industry.[4][5][6]

Pollstar also produces the annual Pollstar Live! concert industry conference at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. This event is attended by concert industry professionals both here and abroad. Originally titled the CIC - Concert Industry Consortium, it brings together a mix of talent buyers, venue managers, artist agents and managers across all genres and from around the world. Conference speakers have included Garth Brooks, Jon Bon Jovi, Eddy Cue, Towalame Austin and Michael Rapino.


  1. ^ a b "Pollstar is the Concert Industry's leading business trade publication, publishing for more than 25 years". Music Week. October 24, 2008. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  2. ^ "U2 tour was hottest ticket of 2009 in North America". BBC. December 31, 2009. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  3. ^ "It's official: Oak View Group acquires Pollstar". IQ Magazine. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Morning Report; ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT REPORTS FROM THE TIMES, NEWS SERVICES AND THE NATION'S PRESS". Los Angeles Times. February 13, 2002. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  5. ^ Caro, Mark (January 24, 1992). "Cubby Bear named venue of the year by Pollstar". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  6. ^ Hunkin, Joanna (December 5, 2007). "Vector Arena nominated for top concert venue award". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved July 30, 2011.

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