Nothing will ever replace the live concert.

There’s nothing like being in the same room as your favorite artist, breathing the same air, singing the same song with the band and the people around you.

Live concerts are somewhat like the movement of the 8-track to the cassette tape to the CD-ROM to the MP3. This movement of the 8-track to the MP3 is an adaptive evolution.

Although live concerts will never dwindle and lose their popularity like the 8-track or the cassette tape, they will adapt and change.

House shows are the next stage in the evolution process of live concerts. With artists like Derek Webb playing house shows more frequently and organizations and Concerts In Your Home encouraging them, house shows are growing in popularity.

House shows are much more intimate than the big venue atmosphere. House shows have a limited capacity, therefore allowing real conversation before, during and after the concert. This is a positive for both the artist and the fan.

I still don’t believe the big venue concert will ever leave, or even become less popular. Some bands are just meant for those types of venues (and other bands are not).

But house concerts will continue gaining popularity.

Moses & Meg and their band

8 thoughts on “This Is Why Live Music Will Never Die

  1. Ok, so here’s a question? What do you think about the so-called “hologram” concerts (they’re not really holograms, but that’s what everyone calls them) like the one featuring Tupac that happened a little while back, or the Japanese Vocaloid ones that have been going on since 2009? Do you think those will get more or less popular as time passes? Do you see them possibly taking business away from real, live musicians? I’d be interested to see your opinion.

  2. I’ve never heard of those before – I just now watched a couple YouTube videos of them. I know the Gorillaz, being a cartoon band, did concerts that remind me of the hologram concerts. I think this is just for a specific niche of people/bands/music. But, again, I’m not familiar with these types of concerts.

  3. I’ll be the first to admit that Vocaloids are pretty much a niche thing, at least in America (I just happen to like them). That said, the recent Tupac hologram performance might be an interesting topic for a future blog, if you want to write about it. Just thought you might appreciate the suggestion.

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