Music seems poised to return to the way it was presented for thousands of years before there was a formal music industry: A few elite artists subsidized by their wealthy patrons, while the rest of civilization heard music made by their neighbors at barn dances or at local celebrations.
Music is the original gig economy, and the concerns of the musical underclass are shaped by America at large.
Hub vinyl icon Skippy White and the tunes Boston has hummed since the ’60s
“I don’t want to be tough or anything near tough—I understand what tough brings.”
Photos by John Brewer “We try to position each artist on the lineup as their own thing, and try to promote them as a star. … We aren’t just trying to put people on a bill and have a show.” “It was [Jay-Z’s] Hard Knock Life Tour.” DJ Real P, a rapper, DJ, and promoter […]