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Hi all,

I’m looking to get involved in a software project related to magic. I’ve been searching the web high and low looking for market trends, data points, etc. but it’s almost like, well.... magic and puff it all disappears.

Any idea where I may be able to get some trends/analytics (market size, growth rate, revenue of magic shows, online/retail sales, etc.)?

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Diego

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Hi all,

I’m looking to get involved in a software project related to magic. I’ve been searching the web high and low looking for market trends, data points, etc. but it’s almost like, well.... magic and puff it all disappears.

Any idea where I may be able to get some trends/analytics (market size, growth rate, revenue of magic shows, online/retail sales, etc.)?

Best,
Diego


Not much help but there is a guy on Genii Forum who is tapped into Las Vegas and has a way to find information on what shows are there, how many seats sold per show, etc. He may be of help.

I believe his username/screen name is CraigMitchell.

There are probably industry sites listing shows in NYC, etc.

Also there was a guy posting here that I think was listing magic shows by city.

Maybe you can find the threads?
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Ray,

Thank you for the tip. On my hunt for my “Allen Kennedy”! :)

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Diego, Murphy's is a huge wholesaler and probably can give you some feedback on trends.

Some things that jump out at me (and has been discussed here) is the proliferation of tricks either designed for social media or that are best reserved for social media, the small screen, etc. There are some tricks that just cannot be effective in broad daylight, with very limited angles and other limitations.

Although I don't know if it is a trend but I would say street or walk-around magic seems more popular thand stand up or parlor. Some might be due to performing opportunities, I don't know.

Ebooks and video downloading is obviously still growing. I guess it makes sense, what with VHS gone and DVD likely not far behind.

I'll bet there are a large percentage of magi that have never seen a live magic show or lecture. I have to believe that is much different from the past.
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Ray,

As always, thank you for your valuable insight. I guess I should have qualified my ask/request a bit more.

Basically looking for trends/data to help put together a few ideas around business models and a presentation to raise VC money.

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D

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Got it. Good luck!
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