Historical Milestones

Historical Milestones – Complete List

1978-1981

Founded the first Fox Company to photograph and compile Artist Tour Books and 

 

album cover shots, Chair of IUP Special Events Committee (college promoter)

1982

First copyright (for a UNIX-based, full screen, calendar driven scheduling system)

 

TAMS (Tour Accounting Management and Scheduling) software, including Calendar based

 

Itinerary, Travel, Deal Sheets, Settlements, Petty Cash, History, Ad Tracking, Ticket Counts

 

Family & Friends tickets, and Cash Trail audits

 

Used by The Who, U2, Bowie, Supertramp, Prince, Van Halen and many other rock groups

1983

Developed and copyrighted and released: FoxPro

 

(promoter system with Building Avails, Deal Sheets, Ticket Counts, Ad Tracking,

 

Personnel, Settlements, History)

1984

Developed, copyrighted and released: TAD (booking agency system with Building and

 

Artist Avails, Deal Sheets, Itinerary, Contracts, Deposits, Ticket Counts)

1985

Completed and copyrighted OTS (Fox ticketing system); installed in the state of Alabama

 

Site Coordinator for LiveAid and Amnesty International World Tour

 

Developed, copyrighted and released: FoxCon (concession system including Itinerary,

 

Inventory Control, Disbursements, Closing, Settlements, Deals, History)

1986

Developed, copyrighted and released: Merch

 

(merchandising system for selling T-shirts with a traveling rock band)

 

Developed, copyrighted and released: Radio Airplay Tracking

 

for tracking play lists and Top 40 information, also Promotional Flyaway

1987

Developed, copyrighted and released: Record Sales Tracking

 

including Stores, Orders, Shipped/WIP, Outstanding, Closing Royalties, Commissions

1988

Developed, copyrighted and released: Fan Clubs

 

including Fans, Merch, Tickets, Orders, Collections, Inventory/Stock Movement

1989

Developed, copyrighted and released: Recording Studios

 

including Calendar based schedule, Personnel, Sessions, Acts/Artists/Record Companies,

 

Budgets, Billing

1990

Developed, copyrighted and released: Video Shoots

 

including Calendar based schedule, Personnel, Shoots, Acts/Artists/Record Companies,

 

Budgets, Billing

1991

Developed, copyrighted and released: Publishing

 

including Calendar based schedule, Writers & Performers, Songs Splits,

 

Record Companies, Budgets, Statements & Checks

1992

Established and partner in National Ticketing Charge:

 

A business that integrated ticketing and card swipe technologies

1993

Revised the OTS (Fox Outlet Tickets System) – round 1

 

 to interface with IVR (interactive voice response) technology

 

1st ever tickets with bar codes – portable blackberry scanners

1994

Revised the OTS ticketing system – round 2

 

to interface with kiosk-outlets Sold the original Fox companies to a private bank

 

Woodstock 2  (issue 38,000 laminate passes to all artists, crew, on-site personnel)

1995

Deployed the ticketing system used by Pearl Jam for its west coast tour,

 

including kiosks, phone center, internet, bar coded admissions, mobile box office

 

Developed the technology used for Prodigy’s Beatles’ record release promotion

1996

Deployed the ticketing system used by Pearl Jam on the East Coast

 

Established Internet-based ticketing for Pearl Jam

 

Private bank dissolved in October;

 

Established The FoxMan Group in November;

 

Began development of VisitorTracker

1997

First deployments of VisitorTracker:

 

Began development of TourBiz

1998

Signed TourBiz contracts with two divisions of SFX (Agency and Promoter)

 

Launched VisitorTracker demo and established franchises serving the:

 

medical, entertainment, gambling, night club, museum, hotel, liquor, and TV industries

1999

Woodstock 3, Top20.com later firstlook.com (an ideaLab! project)

2000 – 2003

Founded Vertical Alliance (VC funded)

 

Created Vertical Tracker (E-commerce, E-content, E-CRM enterprise tool set)

 

Vertical Tracker distribution network to 42 web shops

 

including agency.com, US Networks, RazorFish, Omnient, VerticalNet

 

Created FanTracker (Ticketing and Merchandising tool set)

 

Fan Tracker installed for 13 ISC owned NASCAR web based tickets and merchandise

summer 2003

Vertical Alliance acquired by Sports focused company – focus on VA projects into 2004

 

Created outbound phone call system to confirm season renewals and sell "released"

 

seats on the day of show; fully voice activated for natural speech integration

 

Created self service kiosk network for will call and ticket sales

2004

FoxMan.com reestablished

 

SiloBuster.com  (CRM based web fan club manager tools)

 

CAN-web.com (College Financial Application tools)

 

DirectToFan.com (Music/Artist based fan club & transaction system)

 

"Break A Band in the Internet Age" (a book for FoxMan by David Cooper)

 

wireless admission control system (national carrier in a national sports circuit)

2005

CAN-web.com  site launched

 

"Breaking A Band in the Internet Age"  site launched

 

Grammy Awards (NARIS event)

 

AdmissionControlSolutions.com (partner w/ Nextel and NASCAR)

 

Blackberry (specialist in BES)

2006

AllSportsLengends

 

GenTech (advertising)

 

1netSTORE

 

mySource4 w/ Mission Advisors

2007

MobileAccessCredentials.com (proximity-location services)

 

ArtistTribe

 

TourDesign (LN company)

2008

Energy mall concept developed

 

It’s Bang (entertainment media and merchandise)

2009

USAenergyManagement (sellers side) site launched

 

USAgreenENERGYmall (buyers side)  site launched

 

PlayerMade, ArtistMade video commerce for sports and music and TV

2010

New Music Seminar (rebirth)

 

Energy Marketplace – electric deregulation initiative

2011-2013

Redbox (tickets at kiosks project) development

 

Redbox (tickets at kiosks project) inventory acquisition

 

Redbox (tickets at kiosks project) deployed in Philadelphia PA and Los Angeles CA

 

Providence Performing Arts Center (venue management, promotions & operations) PPAC

2014

THAD!  (a story of a young boy in America today)

 

UnLocked.Media (a digital media distribution driven by beacons and GPS location services)

2015

Mike LaCoss Ibaseball channel

 

UnLocked.Media – generic app created and launched

 

Walk of Fame (proximity marketing – sports and movies)

 

Pollstar’s CIC, SxSW and Canadian Music Week – ticketing panels

2016

Rock Seller

 

Gimbel  (proximity)

 

UnLocked.Media – Charlie Greene

 

TEDxSM

2017

stealth startup EmBarkingWellness

 

ticketLEAP

 

TixFan

2018

WellnessBackPack created

 

DevWerksAZ

 

PreSoldOut created and tested – allotments

2019

WellnessBackPack web/admin dashboard

 

PreSoldOut created ticket requests and pulls

2020

WellnessBackPack – apps and test in-school