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Breaking The Bank: $1000 Concert Tickets And Why We Saw It Coming

So, it's official. 2023 is the year of the $1,000 concert ticket. And I'm not even a little bit surprised. After all, why would artists charge less for tickets when they know that fans are willing to pay more? It's basic economics, people.

The Saga Of Wild Man Fischer

If you happened to have been strolling down Sunset Blvd. sometime in the mid-’60s, you more than likely would have run across a dirty, disheveled homeless guy belting out nonsensical, erratic, a cappella performances of “new kinds of songs” that he composed on the spot. His name was Larry Fischer, aka Wild Man Fischer.

Famously Unfamous: The Ambiguity Of Stardom

The concept of fame is a vague one. While sixty years ago no one would doubt the stardom status of The Beatles, now it is clear that there are no other stars than those sparkling celestial bodies up in the sky.

The Demise Of Debauchery: Being In A Band Isn’t What It Used To Be

Well, brace yourselves, folks, because we're diving headfirst into the perplexing vortex of the "What on earth happened to the good ol' sex, drugs, and rock and roll era?" question. I mean, seriously, did someone misplace the manual for that era? Was there a memo I didn't get? Because it's beginning to feel like a party I wasn't invited to.

The Other Great Rock and Roll Swindle

Millions of taxpayer dollars earmarked to rescue struggling independent arts and event venues found their way into the pockets of some rather well-off celebrities. Yes, we're talking about rock stars riding the pandemic relief gravy train!

How To Make It As A Pop Star In 2023: Be Olivia Rodrigo Or Give Up

Billboard Magazine ran a story titled "Pop Stars Aren’t Popping Like They Used To — Do Labels Have a Plan?" The answer is, probably not. So what has to be done to create more enduring careers for their artists?

Player Piano: AI and Independent Music

Digital music company Believe and streaming platform TuneCore shared the results of their survey on generative AI. About 1600 self-releasing artists were interviewed and asked to express their opinions on the potential benefits of the technology.


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