@David Mobley – read the article again. That’s not what she was getting.
and all those concerts charge much more because they have to.
deprives… don’t buy that at all. I never had any money growing up, but always made a point to buy records. discovering new music? i did that just fine before all this internet stuff so don’t act like pulling things down is depriving anyone.
Make just enough to get by, ideally? Who are you to determine this? That very example counteracts what you say it’s supposed to do. There are tons of passionate people that can not pursue it simply due to the devaluing of music in the digital age.
oh there’s disputing that.
Totally agree. Cave and the Seeds was HANDS DOWN the best thing I saw this past year (in Louisville), and I saw A LOT of shows in 2014. I don’t know how he did, or continues to do it, but this last tour he has put on the best shows of his entire career. Simply untouchable live.
anything edm heavy is likely to be terrible, not matter who is putting it out.
Yes but that is also the same area that is used for the press… so.
VIP sections are fine… as long as they are NOT in the front of the stage. I agree w Beth’s statement. I’ve seen a bunch of festivals that did or do this practice and it stinks on every level. There were times at All Points West and Bunbury those sections would be 90% empty during the day, leaving huge gaps of nothing at the front of the crowd. Plus the majority of VIP types don’t care enough to be up front anyway without the luxury of getting to do so without any effort. Coachella seems to do this right, even with all the stars and countless VIP/industry types. They keep the VIP section to the side (or side stage) and let the kids who made the effort to be up front, be up front.
No we can’t… that’s the lazy point of view that gave this “goddess of the passable pop country song” a career in the first place.