LIVE MUSIC AND COVID
DO YOU LIKE LIVE MUSIC?
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WENT TO A LIVE SHOW?
HAS THE COVID PANDEMIC CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR THE ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENTS INDUSTRY?
HAS THIS HAPPENED BEFORE?
HOW HAVE ALL PERFORMERS BEEN TREATED OVER THE YEARS?
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A potted history of how musicians and entertainers, singers etc., have survived from the first humans to present day.
From the BIG BANG
and the start of music to the emergence of the first known musical instruments and the musicians who played them.
Moving on through the ages covering Biblical times right through to this incredible technological age we all live in.We all know of the ‘superstars’ who have made fortunes in ‘showbiz’
but how have the ‘working musicians/entertainers’ fared over the centuries? The guys and gals who have to work every week to pay the rent and feed the family…just like everyone else! The introduction of POP MUSIC and the start of the RECORDING INDUSTRY at the start of the 20th Century saw an explosion of talent and all the instruments, vocals etc., were performed live. With the invention of the MICRO CHIP, technology was about to change the world for ever, but for better or worse? KARAOKE,
PERSONAL COMPUTERS and of course MOBILE PHONES have had a dramatic effect on life in general but especially in music! The X FACTOR has made everyone think they can be a ‘star’ and very quickly! Has the music industry, therefore ‘regressed’ and not ‘progressed’? LIVE MUSIC as we used to know it is no longer LIVE. What then will happen in the future? How far will this technological age take us? Perhaps ROBOTS or HOLOGRAMS? Or will we all get fed up with downloading our lives to make everything easier and go ‘back to the future’ and re-invent entertainment and resurrect the life back in to LIVE MUSIC?