We have to clearly define our limitations. There are four business activities we will not focus on: exclusive ticket sales, lease our franchises’ services outside of Central Iowa, become a major distributor, or manage artists.
Let’s face it Ticketmaster™ are bullies; but they are a necessary evil. If we sign exclusive contracts with them we ostracize all other ticket vendors. If we do not sign some kind of agreement we lose out on their large and well established consumer base, and LiveNation entertainment. We also lose out on their massive server centers designed to handle hundreds of thousands of simultaneous monetary transactions. However smaller ticket companies could better handle the flexibility of our immediate needs. We strive to find the middle ground between ticket vendors. Ultimately it comes down to the parties involved per event and what they desire.
When we are not utilizing an asset we own ourselves, we will rent it out. Our high end resources will greatly benefit our local market. With that being said, should a client wish to lease our services in another state, and provide transportation expenses, we would not turn down the revenue.
We only desire to distribute products we create at our own franchises. There are already enough licensing and other legal hassles to deal with in the products we create, we don’t need any more.
As for managing artists, NO, Nope, Nada, Never… We have to deal with them at the events. Have you ever seen the chaos behind the stage before? It is nuts on its own! Have you ever seen Joey Jordison’s Murderdoll videos of “mad manager” on YouTube? This will show you the abuse that their managers face. Joey, God love ya, but I will slowly drop the gallon bottle of Bacardi in front of you and back away; and watch the party start (we have good insurance).
Our sole purpose is to monetize the content in favor of their creators.