Month: May 2017

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With Live Nation’s new festival passport, you can attend almost every music festival in the world for $799

Cost of admission:

ACL: $255

Bonnaroo: $349.50

EDC: $355

Lollapalooza: $335

Before taxes and fees, a music lover would spend almost $1,300 to attend just four of the world’s biggest music festivals. Now, this same journeyman could experience all these and dozens more for almost half that price.

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Why can we still buy music?

With all the music streaming platforms readily available at our fingertips, it’s hard to imagine why actually buying music is still an option. Many people may ask, “what is the incentive to buy each song individually when you can pay a flat monthly rate to stream thousands of full albums right on your device?” and they certainly have a point. Plus, not only does this model save consumers money, it makes money for labels.

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Are music festivals becoming elitist?

To Karl Marx, religion was the “opium of the masses.” I personally think music is the real opium. We listen to music for fun; to accommodate our sadness and anger. We listen to music to forget things, to experience specific emotions we normally couldn’t without music’s presence. So it’s natural for gigantic events, like music festivals, to be some of the coolest places one can go. Coachella, Reading, ACL, Governor’s Ball, and countless others, all bring the heat when it comes to memorable music experiences. But, something of a questionable trend has been gaining traction in recent times, as some publications have reported that some music festivals are becoming elitist, to counter the culture of mainstream festivals.