Is the Festival Explosion Ruining the Industry?

Recording: Is the Festival Explosion Ruining the Industry?, Mar 14, 2019

Another day, another new festival. And as festivals have larger budgets to pay a higher premium for talent, we’re seeing a noticeable shift of artists choosing festival plays over clubs, resulting in limited inventory for club buyers. Has the festival explosion been positive or negative for emerging artists and the future supply side of the next wave of mega acts?



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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Secondary Entry: Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate