Articles in this issue:

  • Brianna Newland

    As the new editor of Sport & Entertainment Review (SER), I would like to thank all the authors and reviewers who have already contributed to the journal and influenced its initial growth. I would also like to thank Dr. Bob Heere for creating and implementing a vision for the journal to help bridge the gap between theory and practice.Read more

  • Over the past decades, hosting mega-events, such as the Olympic Games has become a controversial topic debated by many practitioners and scholars, due to the high costs and the complicated matter of how to evaluate the legacy the event leaves behind. Debates center on perceived impacts that might have been caused by or attributed to the event. These outcomes involve economic impact, which has been proven to be meager at best (Zimbalist, 2016); social impact, which has been progressively receiving attention from host cities (Chalip, 2006); and environmental impact, which encompasses the...Read more

  • Brian McCullough and Sylvia Trendafilova

    The sport and entertainment (S&E) sectors continue their efforts to become more environmentally sustainable (McCullough, Pfahl, & Nguyen, 2016; Ponsford, 2011; Trendafilova & McCullough, 2018). These advancements have made organizations, venues, and events across both sectors more economically profitable, operationally efficient, and even provide opportunities to deepen their connection with customers, patrons, fans, and spectators (Babiak & Trendafilova, 2011; Casper, Pfahl, & McCullough, 2017; McCullough & Cunningham, 2010; Trendafilova, Babiak, & Heinze, 2013...Read more

  • Armen Shaomian

    A new era marked by rapid advances in technology and streaming has upended the traditional way of doing business in the music industry. The major record labels have dramatically cut down on A&R (artists and repertoire) staff — those who have traditionally been responsible for scouting new talent and developing artists. While labels are signing more artists in hopes of the next big hit, they are also spending less time nurturing and guiding new acts, opting many times for shorter deals and taking smaller financial risks. This also puts a great deal of pressure on newer musical acts, as...Read more