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Qcue's CEO Barry Kahn on the Fallout of the Secondary Market

“Once the first marketplace falls, it’s hard to imagine how brokers and the rest of the marketplaces don’t follow. This crisis is exposing real vulnerabilities in the entire industry,” says Qcue CEO Barry Kahn on the industry fallout from the COVID-19 crisis.

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How Festivals and Vendors Can Benefit from the CARES Act

Everfest and Qcue are committed to providing any resources it can to help small businesses in live entertainment survive the COVID-19 crisis. Here's our guide on navigating the Paycheck Protection Program and SBA Disaster loan programs.

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Some insights from the National Sports Forum 2020

Shane Coghlan, Qcue's VP of Sales shares some insights from the National Sports Forum held in Atlanta.

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Austin online festival hub Everfest sold to Qcue

Everfest, the Austin-based online festival community and magazine, has been acquired by Qcue, an Austin company that provides dynamic pricing software for live entertainment events.

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Dynamic New Partnership Creates Next Generation of Ticketing Analytix for Arts Organizations

Austin-based Qcue and Atlanta-based AnalytixLive are announcing a new partnership designed to enhance arts organizations’ ticketing and pricing capabilities.

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Reflections on Futuretix Ticketing Symposium 2019

Derek Palmer, COO of Qcue discusses the keynote speech at this years Futuretix Ticketing Symposium held in San Francisco.

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Qcue Gives You Pricing Power

Dan Keshet, Qcue's Director of Data Science, writes about how pricing power is the ability for a seller to raise prices without losing customers. The more market power you have, the fewer customers you lose for the same increase in prices.

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Personal Data Collection & the Future of Tech in Touring Discussed at Billboard Live Music Summit

During the “Privacy to the Forefront” panel at the 2019 Billboard Live Music Summit in Beverly Hills, California, panelists from the live music industry shed light on their respective goals for data collection and the challenges they face in safeguarding against cyberattacks and other forms of privacy abuse.

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The Business of Fun Podcast: Derek Palmer of Qcue

Dave Wakeman of The Business of Fun podcast interviews our very own Derek Palmer, COO. They discuss fandom, tickets as (or not as) a commodity, Australia, the Sydney Olympics, INTIX, dynamic pricing, and a lot more.

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Designing the Employee Experience at Qcue

Paula Moughton-Weems talks of how Qcue is redefining the employee experience by applying the same principles of successful product design to People Operations.

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Meet Leo Orshansky, Qcue's Data Science summer Intern

Leo Orshansky, Qcue's summer intern for summer 2018, and 2019 talks about his experience working with the Data Science team.

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Inside Qcue’s Patent Lawsuit Battle

The founder and CEO of dynamic ticket pricing company Qcue shares his lessons and views after battling a patent lawsuit.

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Qcue's Chief Operating Officer, Derek Palmer speaks about dynamic ticketing

Derek Palmer, former Managing Director of Tickets.com joined Qcue as COO in December 2018. Here is a video of Derek discussing dynamic ticketing.

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Guest Commentary: Transparency is the key to dynamic pricing

Dynamic pricing is only going to become more prevalent in consumers’ lives, with parking spaces, bridge tolls and other live entertainment (e.g., concerts and theater) making the transition as well. The difference between success and failure for dynamic pricing will be decided by how well companies communicate the concept to their consumers.

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How Qcue Prices Tickets To Pack The Stands

Barry was recently named to Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Class of 2011. We discussed what exactly dynamic pricing is and some of the impact it can have on the sports industry.

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TicketNews Guest Commentary: The myths about dynamic pricing

Barry Kahn discusses the myths about dynamic pricing and how dynamic pricing is really about teams being more intelligent and flexible with pricing.

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Qcue founder Barry Kahn discusses dynamic pricing on CNBC

Barry Kahn, founder and CEO of Austin, TX-based Qcue appeared on CNBC this week to discuss his company’s involvement with the San Francisco Giants dynamic ticket pricing plan this season. See the video below.

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