Road Dogs Desperately Paddling to Keep Music Industry Afloat

Jul 19th, 2007 // 3 Comments

GITVPoster-big.jpg As record companies fight the bloody war of attrition against dying CD sales, concert tickets are still healthy, according to Billboard. About 20.4 million people headed to the country’s finest stadiums and theme park arenas in the first half of the year, generating about a billion dollars in sales. The problem is apparently topping 2006, when a bunch of rock and pop dinosaurs like U2 and Bon Jovi lumbered out onto America’s highways and byways, generating huge numbers. But c’mon, even Krusty the Clown new the real money was in the T-shirt sales.

Road Work Paying Off, But Doesn’t Match ’06 Record [Yahoo via Reuters]

  1. Al Shipley

    Interpreting a 20.4 million attendance figure into “20.4 million people” is pretty iffy, I think. Odds are there were a good amount of repeat customers and real head count would be less than half that number.

  2. Bazooka Tooth

    That Rollins book is fucking awesome, and it’s actually even better on the audio cd, where Rollins himself reads it.

  3. Ned Raggett

    My favorite moment on said CD — Black Flag meets Ultravox. “Dross.”

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