Live Music is still one of the main avenues for musicians to have an income, whether it is performing in pubs, wedding and parties or for the A and B list bands and musicians, concerts.
Concerts are still one of the highest earners for musicians, production companies, Lighting and PA Hire companies. Plus the venues charge hundreds and thousands of pounds for the hire of their facility.
Live Music concerts also provide high revenues for ticket sales, box office systems and generally provide work for people in these industries.
The Music Business has evolved and still survives against many predictions that it would have been extinct by 2000. As we can see with the start of 2010 the music business is still alive and live music and new albums still remain at the fore of it all. What has changed is the delivery of music via the digital media.