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Re: music biz article

From: "Sean Echevarria" <sean.loop@creepingfog.com>
> Short but interesting read over at the New Yorker about the music 
> and live performance:
> http://www.newyorker.com/talk/content/articles/050516ta_talk_surowiecki

Indeed!  It would have been even more interesting though, if they had done 
something about the most profitable touring band of all time, the Grateful 
Dead.  Jerry and the band made a lot more pioneering moves in that regard 
than Metallica, and I had read elsewhere in an examination of the GD's 
economic model's success that other San Francisco bands had learnt from it.

Now if one could only tour from a single studio, putting on virtual 
performances with real feedback from the audiences everywhere.  One of 
days some scum from the Big Five will figure out how to do this on a basis 
of economy of scale, and either turn it into a Big Money Only Club, or 
mistakenly create a genre of performance that the rest of us benefit from 
an accidental side effect... :)

I vote for #2.

Stephen Goodman
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