Sunday, March 15, 2009

Falling Record Sales = More Live Shows

Someone told me that Michael Jackson has signed up to do 50 shows in the UK, which seems absolutely nuts - until you realise it's happening everywhere. Pink is doing 12 shows in Melbourne, how does that make sense in any context other than pop stars increasing their shows because they're making fuck all from record sales?

So if you're a live music fan, the climaxing cluster fuck that is the record industry these days is almost certainly a good thing for you. Especially in an out-of-the-way country like Australia. Ten years ago there were hardly any hip hop acts touring out here, and in the last few we've seen folks like Lord Finesse and now EPMD get announced.

Hey, I'm not complaining.

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