Live music: Pricing the piper

It’s tough being in the rock and saussage rolls business these days. In this interesting piece from The Economist they paint an interesting picture. Most entertainment people have been suggesting live is the new old music business. Big tours, summer festivals selling everything but singular recordings. But The Economist suggests that globally, the live music scene (at least at the top50 worldwide acts end) is in decline -0 by 12% since 2008. This follows on from reports last year that acts like Celine Dion and Sting were cancelling concerts, something unheard of with acts of that status. What to do if you’re a rock star eh? As they said in the 90’s  – comedy is the new rock n roll.

via Live music: Pricing the piper.