COVID Bounce and the impending Attention Recession [Mark Mulligan]

While COVID has certainly been tough on the live music industry, the entertainment industry overall an impressive bounce from the captive, static audience produced by lockdown, but soon – as. Continue reading

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Congress pushes SBA to accelerate venue bailout payments before it’s too late

More than two months after Congress passed a $15 billion dollar relief measure aimed at the live events industry, venue operators are still waiting for the promised aid. On Thursday,. Continue reading

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Look at Live Nation’s optimistic view of the return of live music

Perhaps it’s bravado designed to push up it’s stock price or perhaps they know something the rest of us don’t, but Live Nation is pushing an optimistic view of how. Continue reading

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What to do while you’re waiting for touring to return

While the industry’s collective fingers are all crossed for the return of safe, in-person live music at some point during 2021, it’s clear that artists still have a ways to. Continue reading

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Bandsintown has helped 21,000 musicians promote 75,000 live streams for free

Music hub Bandsintown has empowered 21,308 musicians to promote 75,771 music live streams for free in the last 11 months. When the pandemic hit in March of 2020, Bandsintown quickly. Continue reading

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Live Nation revenue down 84% as stock hits new high

Whether it’s optimism over the future return to live concerts or testimony to CEO Michael Rapino’s sales skills, Live Nation stock hit a ew high Thursday despite reporting an 84%. Continue reading

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6 tips for (eventually) performing a concert

In person shows are still off the table for now, but as artists and audiences alike eagerly imagine a return to the bright lights of concert venue, here are a. Continue reading

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Mick Jagger narrates ‘Your Room Will Be Ready’ video celebrating the power of live music [WATCH]

Released to celebrate the legendary Royal Albert Hall’s 150th anniversary, “Your Room Will Be Ready” is narrated by Mick Jagger, who reads from the W.H. Auden poem “For Friends Only.”. Continue reading

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With The Band: Creating Next Generation Music Fan Clubs

With The Band helps create connections among fans and their favorite artists through fan projects and now Fan Crews, a modern-day version of fan clubs. The vision of With The. Continue reading

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In appreciation of The Cure and the fan art of Lin Moon

In the wake of rumors of new music from the group possibly coming together again, the Song Sommelier reflects on their late-blooming appreciation for The Cure, and for the fan. Continue reading

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