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News: In the UK, Live Gigs Suffer as Audiences Stay Home
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 09:24:19 UTC
Topic: Live Performance

It was billed as the savior of the music industry, and the way to make money while CD sales dropped further each year. But the live music industry stuttered last year, analysts have revealed. In the UK, live music revenues dropped by 6.7%, after a decade of growth that saw income increase by 9.4% in 2009 and 13% in 2008, said Chris Carey, economist at PRS for Music, the rights collecting body. Bon Jovi failed to sell out their arena tour last year, while fans of Paul McCartney could get tickets at less than face value before his Hard Rock Calling gig in Hyde Park last summer. Complete Article





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