Musical Festival Trends This Summer: High-End Production, Live Streaming And A Shakeout Read More

Back in the 1950 and 1960, Elvis Presley or Beatles fans probably didn’t care about the people screaming next to them at the show. It was all about the performers. In the late 1960s, however, rock & roll festivals such as the Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock transformed live music into community-building events. People came for the music, but also for the vibe, the experience, for the like-minded people. Almost fifty years later, festivals—and their accompanying emphasis on community and experience—are at the epicenter of live music.

What We Learn From Rock Stars About Why CEOs Are Jerks Read More

Stories about the founding of successful companies such as Uber, Apple, Facebook, Oracle, and Twitter create the impression that being a jerk is a necessary, if not sufficient, condition to succeed. The same question could be asked with regards to singers of rock bands. As many musicians say with an eye roll, lead singers suffer from LSD, or Lead Singer Disease.