Views and Brews: The Future of Music
Fans aren’t just consumers anymore, but tastemakers, music distributors and even collaborators with artists. How does this impact artists’ careers? Will anyone get paid for making music anymore? How does this up the ante for concerts and festivals? Is touring and playing out 200 times a year the future of music? Is there enough passion for live music to sustain thousands of music careers? Are festivals a growth industry or are there already too many fighting over the same bands and leaving everyone else out in the cold? And, perhaps most importantly, how can we, the overwhelmed music lovers, make sense of all of this?