Lyte Turns A Corner In 2019, Seeing Huge Growth

Lyte Turns A Corner In 2019, Seeing Huge Growth

by Francisco Rendon on Pollstar.com, June 13, 2019.

With the Federal Trade Commission having just held its workshop on online ticketing June 11, all the talk of bots, scalpers and scams has no doubt left some fans wondering why they can’t simply return their tickets when, for whatever reason, they can’t use the product. 

Enter Lyte ticketing, which is having a banner 2019, just three years after Pollstar first reported on its novel approach to ticket exchange. Read the full piece here









Joe Russos Almost Dead - Redmond, WA - 2019-06-01


Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA, June 1, 2019.


Set One: Tuning > Crazy Fingers > Playing Jam > Playing in the Band > Ramble On Rose > Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance > U.S. Blues. Set Two: Box of Rain > Brown Eyed Women > Silvio > I Know You Rider > I Need A Miracle > Mississippi Half-Step (Uptown Tudleoo). Encore: Peggy-O > Throwing Stones. 



Voicings of a Generation - Seattle, WA - 2019-05-15


Piano Starts Here 2019 Season, Voicings of a Generation: The Music of McCoy Tyner & Bill Evans, The Royal Room, Seattle, WA, May 15, 2019.

Solo piano by Ryan Burns, Matt Williams, Tim Kennedy and Alex Guilbert.





Trends in Ticketing - FestForums San Francisco 2019


FestForums San Francisco 2019 hosted a discussion, moderated by TicketIQ's Jesse Lawrence, entitled Trends in Ticketing

Panelists represented primary ticketing, festival promotion, blockchain ticketers and Lyte.
The event took place Tuesday, May 7 at 10am at The Lodge at The Regency Center in San Francisco. Detail here. 



Keith Richards - Talk Is Cheap (30th Anniversary Editions)


Project Title: Talk Is Cheap (30th Anniversary)
Artist: Keith Richards
Medium: Super Deluxe and Deluxe Boxes, Vinyl, CD and Digital
Label: Mindless Records, LLC under license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Release Date: March 29, 2019
My Role: Reissue Producer

About: In 1988, on a break from his band the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards released his first ever solo album, Talk Is Cheap. This universally respected debut is an eleven track masterclass in everything that’s good about rock ‘n roll and features guest appearances from an all-star cast including Sarah Dash, Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker, the Memphis Horns, Patti Sciafia and Mick Taylor.

Remastered from the original tapes by Richards' collaborator, Steve Jordan, the album's joyous swagger is re-energised and permeates through each and every song.

Talk Is Cheap sounds as good today as it did thirty years ago; in Keith’s words: “As fresh as the day it was made.”

Available at keithrichards.com
Streaming on Spotify



Record Labels Still Have the Upper Hand in Talks with Spotify



Served as a primary source in a research report from Blueshift Research exploring the question:

"Does Spotify have the leverage to get lower royalty rates or a bigger share of music label ad budgets?"

Get more information about the report here.









A Bowie Celebration - Seattle, WA - 2019-02-15


A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour, at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium at Benaroya Hall, February 15, 2019

Lineup: Mike Garson (keyboards); Earl Slick (guitar); Charlie Sexton (guitar and vocals); Carmine Rojas (bass); Bernard Fowler (vocals); Corey Glover (vocals); Gaby Moreno (vocals); Lee John (drums); Imani Elijah (percussion); Naia Kete (backing vocals).

Setlist: Bring Me the Disco King; Rebel Rebel; Moonage Daydream; Fame; Young Americans; Space Oddity; Lazarus; Five Years; Slip Away; Stay; Win; Ashes to Ashes; Sweet Thing > Candidate Sweet Thing (reprise); Aladdin Sane; Under Pressure; Suffragette City; All the Young Dudes. Encore: Wild is the Wind; Diamond Dogs; "Heroes".



Lyte Executives Talk Coachella Partnership, Why Primary Ticketers Don't Give Refunds

Lyte Executives Talk Coachella Partnership, Why Primary Ticketers Don't Give Refunds

by Taylor Mims in Billboard Magazine, February 11, 2019.

In just over a year, ticketing exchange platform Lyte has gone from six festival partners to 30. Lyte has made a name for itself allowing fans to safely buy, sell and exchange event tickets after sell-outs, and has carved out a significant niche for itself in the world of high-profile festivals.

Lyte has partnered with country music festival Stagecoach since 2018, Newport Folk Festival for three years and Napa Valley’s Bottlerock for four years. For 2019, Lyte has partnered with Coachella and introduced new features to accommodate one of the world’s biggest festival names. Read the full piece here.