Music industrys impact on Nashville is to tune of $9.7 billion

The music industry, from the megastars you know to the mostly anonymous people writing their songs, tuning their guitars and driving their buses, has a $9.65 billion annual economic impact on the Nashville region, according to a study to be released Monday.

via Music industrys impact on Nashville is to tune of $9.7 billion | The Tennessean | tennessean.com.

NB: WOW! This figure is just for one city… Yes I know its Nashville, the country music capital of the US but I wonder how much money the music industry brings into the Australian economy from all the states of Australia combined?

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Bandzoogle Acquires Onesheet To Expand Artist Website Platform

Popular musician web site platform Bandzoogle has acquired Onesheet for an undisclosed sum.

via Bandzoogle Acquires Onesheet To Expand Artist Website Platform – hypebot.

NB: Hmmm, interesting… I wonder whether the free service of OneSheet will now become a pay service.

Jade Monkey not the end of licencing issue » InDaily | Adelaide News

On the surface, the Jade Monkey finally winning their liquor license is fantastic.

Soon the venue will be back up and running in the old St Paul’s site off Pulteney Street.It will once more provide Adelaide with a consistent stream of live music from new and established local acts.

The venue is bigger than the old one, and what better place for gig-goers to come and pay tribute to local bands than an old church?

via Jade Monkey not the end of licencing issue » InDaily | Adelaide News.

NB: This article does bring up the point that the underlying cause of all this is not going away in a hurry.