When former real estate lawyer and current Austin Mayor Steve Adler cancelled SXSW in February there was one upside. Given his deep experience as a real estate lawyer he would appreciate the vast economic complexities of the sudden contraction of the cash flow to the Live Music Capitol of the World. In fact, Mayor Adler […]
MusicCanada commissioned an outstanding survey by Abacus Data using serious data-driven methodology to credibly measure the Canadian public’s experience with the COVID shut down of live music and expectation for reopening. Instead of glorified “Who’s Hot”-level casual polls you see cropping up here and there, The Locked-Down Blues: Canadians, Live Music and the Pandemic sets the […]
Sara Hickman on how the economics of streaming is hollowing out the “middle class musician” and devouring the music business from the ground up.
If you live outside of New York, Nashville or Los Angeles, how much do you really know about the needs of your local music community? (And, frankly–who are we kidding. Even if you live in one of those “centers”.) Artists, songwriters, producers, live music–and all of the folks who make up our local business and […]