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History and profile
Founded in 1981 in Fresno, California, Pollstar essentially purloined the format pioneered by Performance Magazine, founded a decade earlier in Ft. Worth, Texas. Pollstar won a war of attrition with Performance, which abruptly ceased publication in 1999.
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.
Amplify is now Powered by Pollstar. Starting June 2015, Dave Brooks has been contributing to Pollstar’s print magazine and PollstarPro in a new section called “The Real: Powered by Pollstar” featuring all original reporting and analysis.
- "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.
- "U2 tour was hottest ticket of 2009 in North America". BBC. December 31, 2009. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
- "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.
- Caro, Mark (January 24, 1992). "Cubby Bear named venue of the year by Pollstar". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
- Hunkin, Joanna (December 5, 2007). "Vector Arena nominated for top concert venue award". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved July 30, 2011.