From this weekend’s New York Times, Ben Sisario covers the growing trend of large concert promoters offering special perks and souvenirs to help justify the prices of VIP tickets to this summer’s hot tours. The article’s centerpiece: Bon Jovi fans paid $1,875 each for a luxury event package that includes a leather bag, a “catered […]
Some things show up in four year cycles, like the Winter Olympics, leap years, and complaints about Talent2K. In the past few weeks, I’ve found myself again facing a stack of mail asking whether Talent2K is “legit,” whether they’re “reformed,” or whether they can deliver on the promise of a record deal. Contributors to spinme.com […]
Alexandra Patsavas, probably the most influential music supervisor working today, took some time to answer questions at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, along with estate manager Jeffrey Jampol. It’s interesting to see how that discussion played out. Jampol, whose job is to protect the heritage of his legacy rock estates, cautioned acts […]
For major touring acts, it’s a no brainer. Ditch the major labels, cash a fat advance check, and head out on the road.
From a return on investment point of view, music licensing can be easier for some musicians than playing gigs or trying to get radio airplay.