Artists and records labels are nowadays focusing and dedicating their strengths in live music shows, more than anything else. Artists are signing 360 deals with their recording labels to supplement their incomes. This means that the recording label will also organize and fund tours, thus sharing part of the income.
The generic public is becoming too stingy to buy physical music records, or they have it too easy the other way round. Though, what about spending their hard earned money on music concerts? It seems that Johnny doesn’t mind that, and there is a reason behind all this. Listening to a music album at home and alone won’t make a difference in your social life, and it doesn’t sound different if the album is played from illegally downloaded MP3’s. Well, put it this way, at least it seems that the sound quality is of no difference to Johnny and most of the population.
On the other hand, going to a concert is a social experience where you can head bang and meet many other people, some of which you’ve never seen; not like when you’re frequenting the same old stinky bar for the last 10 years. So spend your money wisely; instead of spending one hundred Euro, the bankrupt currency, alone in a bar, might as well invest some of it on a concert ticket and the rest on a couple of beers at the concert, maybe as a chick investment.
Lately we have seen some of the biggest musical acts selling out their world tours, and the spiralling down some long and windy thick drainage pipe world economy is not affecting them. Internationally renowned artists such as Depeche Mode and their Touring the Universe Tour, U2 and other world renowned bands and artists all managed to generate a decent income, which you and I don’t even dream of.
In my previous rant about the music industry, that is what I was talking about. I was not encouring people to download pirated music, or not to buy original music records. I am an original music record collector myself. All I was trying to say is that the music industry should look for the goose which lays the golden eggs in different areas. It’s time to hang some “think out of the box” posters in record labels offices. Funnily enough, trying to deliver such a message still upset a number of article submission websites, since my rant was rejected. Most of them said that the article encourages music piracy?!?!?!?!