Live Music Booms As Downloads Soar

“In the age of the download people are reconnecting with gigs as something they can feel. The web is also contributing to the boom: social networking sites such as MySpace and music websites such as provide instant promotional networks for gigging bands, and they also champion independent music, an often homespun, quicksilver scene that thrives on the buzz and audience generated by live events. It’s no small irony, then, that London is experiencing a serious erosion of its rock music venues.”