Musictoday

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Musictoday is an entertainment marketing company located in Crozet, near Charlottesville, Virginia. It was founded and run by Coran Capshaw, the manager of Dave Matthews Band. Musictoday is a pioneer in presales of concert tickets, by starting fan clubs for hundreds of artists. Musictoday's first fanclub was Dave Matthews Band's Warehouse Fan Association.[citation needed]

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Capshaw's business model is that of bands like the Grateful Dead and Phish, who for years ran mail order presales of their concert tickets to their biggest fans. Most mail orders involved fans mailing in forms, money orders, and return postage in the event the order could not be filled.[citation needed] In 2005, Musictoday became the official in-arena merchandise vendor for Madison Square Garden.[citation needed] On August 1, 2006, it was announced that Musictoday was sold to major concert promoter Live Nation.[citation needed] Musictoday is also the sole-source fulfillment contractor tasked with the distribution of products manufactured and marketed by Zappa.com. A company specializing in the sale of: CDs, films, and various ephemeria related to the late musician and composer Frank Zappa. Zappa.com is owned and operated by Zappa's widow, Gail Zappa.

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