Archive for the 'Music Business' Category


Brush With Greatness-SiriusXM This Week

Your experience meeting a famous musician. “Lefsetz Live,” Tuesday July23rd, on Volume 106, 7 PM East, 4 PM West. Phone #: 844-6-VOLUME, 844-686-5863 Twitter: @lefsetz Hear the episode live on SiriusXM VOLUME: HearLefsetzLive If you miss the episode, you can hear it on demand on the SiriusXM app: LefsetzLive

The Metallica Ticket Fracas

I’m shocked, positively shocked I tell you, that Metallica was caught scalping its own tickets. What kind of bizarre business do we have where ticketing is opaque and every customer can’t sit in the front row for fifty bucks? Come on kids, not only does scalping your own tickets go back generations, it’s been proven […]

Final Woodstock?

Live like it’s 1969, die like it’s 1969. Forget that Woodstock ’99 was a disaster, so was the original edition. Sure, there was great music, over-attendance and peace, but the systems were in no way capable of handling the crowd. From ingress and egress on the roads, to food, to porta-potties. And financially, it took […]

The Emmy Nominations

It’s a race to quality, driven by technology, why haven’t we had a concomitant race in music? Music is far ahead of television technologically, the disruption has already happened and you can get the history of recorded music at a number of outlets, i.e. Spotify, Amazon, Apple, Deezer… But the music being purveyed is absolutely […]