Where is live music going?

8 04 2009

As times get tougher and tougher, and people have less and less income – I spent the past few weeks wondering if music scene is going to get better, or if its a luxury that will be skipped.

I just responded to a query to day about the “open mic” circuit and it became clear to me that people will always flock to music, when times are good to celebrate, when times are tough to share and support, but as American Idol and other Karaoke shows become more and more celebrated are us songwriters in danger of becoming obsolete to cheesy covers?

My point is support local music – before it disappears entirely – especially in NYC. Encourage your friends to skip the $19 martini and pay the 7 bucks to see something REALLY incredible. Or at least something really funny 🙂

If you dont want to pay a cover – support open mics. In times like these we need music more than ever and what good will another starbucks do in the spot where the music venue used to be.

better yet – support me and buy me album @ dionroy.com
-dion

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