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This Blog is Moving! Come Visit Our New Home!

Hey all you subscribers and readers of this Brown Paper Blog. We have now switched to a self-hosted format that lives on our homepage so this blog will no longer be active as of today. Please head on over to our new site and subscribe if you want to continue to receiving updates on what Brown Paper Tickets is up to.

Here’s the link to the new site: http://community.brownpapertickets.com/wp/

We really appreciate all the readers and blogger that have discovered our humble little blog. Check out our new improved site. We think you’ll like it even more!

We’ll see you over there,

The Brown Paper Bloggers!

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2012 in Announcements, BPT

 

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BPT’s Featured Producer: Kevin Sur from Artist Home

Kevin Sur is the co-founder of Artist Home, a Seattle-based booking agency that’s been making waves in the Northwest music scene with their unique approach to event production. He is also the talent buyer for the Columbia City Theater , a beautiful and historic 300-capacity venue in South Seattle. Since Artist Home took over the venue in 2010, they have transformed the once-struggling venue into what SPIN magazine calls “The city’s finest sounding room” and one that artists now clamor to perform in, despite its out-of-the-way location. Since Kevin’s been at the theater, many bands have experienced their first sold out shows, including The Head and the Heart, who are now making waves nationally after signing to legendary local label Sub Pop and appearing on Conan.

Kevin got his start in the Bay Area DIY punk scene, booking shows with bands he dug. He brought that approach to booking with him to Seattle and to Artist Home, which was established in 2008. Artist Home strives to create unique events that stand out from the norm. Whether it be focusing on niche genres, creating family-friendly events featuring music everyone can enjoy, or producing unique music festivals, Artist Home are a booking agency that thinks outside of the box. They’re also clearly passionate about their events and the bands they book; that passion shines through in everything that they do. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in BPT, Event Promotions, Music

 

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Sell more tickets on Twitter: Five ways to turn followers into ticket buyers

You know you can use social media to sell tickets online. If only you knew how… It’s easy! Here are five simple things you can do to turn your Twitter followers into ticket buyers.

This post was first published in the Brown Paper Tickets newsletter. Get more articles about hosting successful events by subscribing here. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2012 in BPT, Event Promotions

 

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Use Media Alerts to Publicize Your Events!

Every two weeks on Wednesday we send out our Event Success Newsletter to subscribers offering unique, one-of-a-kind advice on how to host successful events. This week we’re offering our blog readers a sneak peak at tomorrow’s newsletter. Make sure you subscribe here to receive the complete newsletter and invaluable bi-monthly tips.

Media Alerts

The event was flawless. Everything went off without a hitch. The performers were on point! The servers and bartenders performed magnificently. Everyone deemed the food divine. Every single attendee had an exceptional experience. The ones who came, anyway. You really thought you’d fill more seats. What happened? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2012 in BPT, Event Promotions

 

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New York: Have A Drink On Us!

Now that the Holidays are over and the new year has begun, why not come out to Brooklyn & meet me, AJ Andrews, your local NYC Brown Paper Tickets representative? I’m hosting our next producer “Meet & Greet” in New York tomorrow at Brooklyn’s own Barcade.

Come have a drink on Brown Paper Tickets, meet other NYC producers and enjoy a little relaxation after the holidays! It’s a great forum to share ideas and create partnerships with other local NYC professionals in the entertainment industry. Ask questions, expand your creative reach and seek advice from others who have been successful! You can RSVP to this free event right over here.

I hope to host monthly events where various event producers can meet, mingle and develop partnerships in the greater New York area.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me!

I hope to see you soon! -AJ

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2012 in BPT

 

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A Gift for You – The 2011 BPT Holiday Mixtape!

The holidays are upon us. I suppose most of you are either off work or heading out early to spend time with your families. There’s not a whole lot going on as far as events go, so we decided to send you all off with a little holiday mixtape featuring songs that, hopefully, haven’t been played to death this holiday season.

We got holiday reggae, rap, blues, soul, country and punk for you; some tried and true holiday classics like one of the original 1949 versions of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (the other version, released that same year was by Dinah Shore and Buddy Clark) and The Ronette’s girl-group rendition of “Frosty the Snowman” (off of the classic Phil Spector Christmas album) and of course, The Pogues’ modern holiday classic “Fairytale of New York” featuring the late, great Kirsty MacColl. It’s twenty songs of pure eclectic, holiday bliss and it’s our present to you. Enjoy the tunes and have a Happy Holiday from all of us here at Brown Paper Tickets. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2011 in BPT, Mixtapes, Seasonal

 

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New York: How Can I Help You?

I’ve worked for Brown Paper Tickets for about 2 years now, It’s a great place to work and I’m glad to be a part of this team. We ticket so many different types of events, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all the diversity!

Personally, I’ve helped hundreds of event producers. I’ve provided producers with different perspectives on their businesses; ideas to increase their sales; or sometimes, I’ve just trained them on the tools available to them to increase their success. I’ve helped set up advanced seating options, checked IDs at doors, solved last minute issues and even donated my time to help non-profits list and promote their events. These unique experiences have provided me with a certain, uncommon, skill set which allow me to offer exclusive insights into event production. If I’m not familiar with the type of event you do, I know people who are!  I must say that my co-workers are amazing and inspire me daily with their experience and knowledge. They’re a great resource. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2011 in BPT, Event Promotions, New York, Workshops

 

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Spreading Good Karma in the UK

 We are spreading some Good Karma in the UK. With Christmas on the horizon no doubt you will find yourself in town more often. Which means more parking, and while you spend more time in shops trying to figure out what to get your loved ones, there also may be ample opportunity for a traffic warden to write you out a ticket. This is what we call Bad Karma!

Not to worry! You may be one of the people lucky enough to have found a Good Karma Ticket behind your parking ticket. Why is this Good Karma?

Well, this “Good Karma Ticket” gets you two free tickets for anything on our site with a value of up to £20 per ticket but it must be redeemed by the 31st of December.

People in London, Bath, Edinburgh and Glasgow have already received some Good Karma and there is more on the way! Be on the lookout for your “Good Karma Ticket” courtesy of your friends at Brown Paper Tickets. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 2, 2011 in BPT

 

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Brown Paper Tickets, the American company that could be French!

Caroline Planque from our International Outreach Department, recently visited her homeland of France and spread the good word of Brown Paper Tickets to some of the hip and happening folks in the Parisian arts scene. She found that many Parisians were surprised that a company as community-minded as BPT could exist in America. Here’s Caroline to tell us a little bit more.

I recently returned from a trip to my homeland of France. I shook many hands and left behind a trail of BPT buttons, postcards and brochures: from little neighborhood cafes, to concert venues such as the Batofar, a barge topped by a lighthouse on the Seine river; to a former cookie factory in Montreuil, La Biscuiterie, that’s been transformed into a highly messy yet creative collective arts space; to a little record store near Bastille, Born Bad (“Bad Music for Bad People!”), a suggestion from our lawyer Mike Sennott; and, finally, to the incredible, brand new 104 – Centquatre Cultural Center, the former site of a gigantic municipal funeral home. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2011 in BPT

 

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AJ Reports from the Occupy Wall Street Protests in NYC.

Hello there.

I’m AJ and I’m the East Coast Ambassador for Brown Paper Tickets. This new role has required that I relocate to the East Coast from Seattle. It’s a time of transition but this change has provided me the opportunity to follow my passions. I was raised in a home where active participation was encouraged and my family and I had regular conversations around the dinner table about public issues, politics, political leaders, history & democracy. While my parents taught us to think for ourselves, and to express our own opinions, we didn’t always agree. The most important lesson I learned from those dinners, was to find out the facts for myself. Which is exactly what I did once I got to New York City.

Upon my arrival in the Big Apple, I wanted to see what was happening at the Occupy Wall Street protests. So, one of the first things I did when I got into town was head down to Zuccotti Park where thousands of protesters has set up an encampment. After wandering around the park for a bit, looking for ways to help, I ended up volunteering for 10 hours preparing food for the protesters and for visitors to the park. The food was predominantly pizza deliveries, dishes cooked in various home kitchens and carried into the park by hand and salads made on site when other foods ran out. Unfortunately, this system doesn’t guarantee hot meals or a consistent, timely or nutritious diet but it succeeds in keeping the protesters and their supporters fed. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in BPT, Non-Profit

 

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