Listen To Live Nation’s CEO Speak Out On State Of Concert Industry

A couple of weeks ago we got a lot of feedback on our reporting of a keynote we’d attended at Pollstar’s Concert Industry Consortium by Live Nation’s CEO Michael Rapino. . Continue reading

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Loken Leaves Label Land For Live Nation Marketing Post

Concert industry giant Live Nation (formerly Clear Channel) has been making noise about getting more creative and targeted with it’s live music marketing in this new age where old media. Continue reading

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Live Nation’s Rapino Speaks Out On Concert Industry Woes

The live music industry gathered recently in Las Vegas for trade magazine Pollstar’s annual Concert Industry Consortium.  Keynote speaker Michael Rapino, head of concert promotion giant Live Nation (formerly Clear. Continue reading

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Podbop Hooks You Up With New Bands On Tour

The just launched Podbop provides another great example of how the net can democratize music discovery .  Pop in your zip code and the site shows you bands coming to. Continue reading

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Ever Wonder Why Concert Tickets Are So High?

We’re not sure what this has to do with the future of the music business….actually it kind of does….but we just loved TheSmokingGun.com’s archive of band backstage riders and artists. Continue reading

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InstantLive Partners Exclsuively With Napster. But Is It Smart Business?

How do you differentiate yourself from other paid download and subscription services in a somewhat crowded field?  Offer something that no one else has.  Celebrity Access reports that. "Napster has. Continue reading

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Reporting From The Billboard Talent & Touring Convention

Tuesday and & Wednesday we’ll be reporting from Billboard Magazine’s Talent & Touring Convention in NYC.  Stay tuned for highlights… For more info on the conference click here.

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New Free Software Promises You’ll Never Miss A Concert Again

The promise is of this new application is that you’ll never miss a concert that you care about again. OnTour compares the artists on your computer with the concert tour. Continue reading

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Indy Artist Booking Site ProTourOnline Launches

CelebrityAccess.com has launched ProTourOnline.com (PTO) a proprietary on-line database which enables working musicans to identify and communicate with all types of venues under 3,000 seats in the US and Canada.. Continue reading

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Passalongs OnTour Application Offers Smart Concert Recommendations

According to DigitalMusicnews, "…OnTour is a small application with a big appetite, linking music on your hard drive with concerts nearby. Artists with upcoming shows in the area are listed. Continue reading

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