Why the Dave Matthews Band Model Won't Save Music
Date: Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 15:45:56 UTC

This week, Slate finally found the answer to the music industry's money woes. How the heck can anybody make money as a musician these days? Simple! Be Dave Matthews! The article then charts the DMB's years of consistent touring and ridiculous revenues, only to peter out with a mention of the band's upcoming 2011 concert hiatus. That leaves author Annie Lowrey's original point hanging in the air - that this "humble" rock band bucks the modern music industry odds of making dough. But by rolling out all those impressive numbers, Lowrey affirms a sad truth in modern music: that sustainable, small-fry touring concerns have never been more fleeting. Complete Article

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