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For both, general questions about live music performances as well as questions about specific live performances by a musician or musicians.

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Do musicians benefit from dynamic pricing on Ticketmaster?

Ticketmaster has a pricing system, which alters the price of tickets based on demand. What is the purpose of this pricing system? Does this benefit the musician financially? Or are there other ...
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How is the Super Bowl halftime musician and show determined?

Rihanna is headlining this year's Super Bowl Halftime show. Who selects the musician each year, and what is the process for selecting the headliner?
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Do performers arrive before or after the audience?

Is there a set rule for performers to arrive before or after the crowd? Or, is it up to each performer's choice? Note: I am not asking about festivals, but just concerts.
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Where is the mic for the singers on TV?

I happened to see a new show on the ITV (a TV channel in the UK), called All Star Musicals. The singers should be singing live since it is a competition and there are judges, and also there is a big ...
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London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony live musics

I hope that some guys from the live music industry could help me. At the ceremony, particularly for the industrial revolution and the NHS sections, were all the theme musics played live, particularly ...
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Why are most songs made for movies not played live?

I'm new to the site, and recently came across this post asking why David Bowie has never played any of the songs from the Labyrinth soundtrack, live in concert: However, apparently he never played ...
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Who invented circle pits?

I've been looking for some time into the matter, but did never run into a proper conclusion: who actually invented circle pits? I know it's a metal fans phenomenon, but I also ran into people circle ...
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When is the next Taylor Swift concert going to happen?

When is Taylor Swift's next tour going to happen? I know Lover Fest was postponed due to covid, is that going to be rescheduled? Also, will there be a folklore/evermore tour?
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Why did fans used to buy "bootleg" recordings of live concerts?

I'm vaguely aware of the concept of "bootleg" recordings of concerts, where some sketchy person has somehow sneaked in and plugged in their own tape recorder (or something like that) into ...
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List of musicians who play left-handed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_musicians_who_play_left-handed Would it be rare where musicians can play the above musical instruments with either hand?
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Identify the lyrics of KISS' God Of Thunder (Alive 2)

Following the drum solo of KISS' God of Thunder from Alive II and before the "I'm the lord of the wastelands", could you identify what is being said?
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Is Santiano's "Mädchen von Haithabu" intentionally very similar to Tha Mi Sgith?

An excerpt from this Wikipedia page: Santiano is a German band from the northern region of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, whose genres include Irish folk, sea shanty, and schlager music. The name ...
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Dream Theater - Through Her Eyes (live): What does James LaBrie say before the song starts?

I have been listening to Dream Theater - Through Her Eyes (Live Scenes from New York) for many years, but I was never able to understand what James LaBrie says just before the song starts. Here below ...
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What happens to costumes when tour is over?

Do singers buy tour outfits or do they come up with ideas for each outfit and have people make them? When a tour is over does the singer return them, or keep them??? I know some go on display, but if ...
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Did Meat Loaf ever perform the song live, or release a recording of "Everything works if you let it"?

The title of the song Everything works if you let it was a saying of the character played by Meat Loaf in his first starring role in the 1980 film Roadie. Did Meat Loaf ever perform this song live in ...
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Looking for the date of a specific Johnny Cash Concert

I bought this Greatest Hits album of Johnny Cash especially for disc 2: Live in Concert. I can't find any more information about this concert other than it is released on this CD. Does anybody which ...
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Need help trying to figure out the tuning / chords of a live acoustic performance of "Two is Better Than One" by Boys Like Girls [closed]

The song is called "Two is better than One" and the live performance is very nice and different from the original record, been trying to learn it so I can use it during a wedding. However I can't ...
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What stock character/stereotype/thing does Cab Calloway imitate near the beginning of this 1950s "music video"?

Source: https://youtu.be/8mq4UT4VnbE?t=22 Ever since I first saw this performance of Minnie the Moocher, I've been wondering what that means. He is walking stiffly with his upper body with strange ...
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Has Joe Satriani ever played "Speed of Light" live?

I could never find a Live performance of this track (possibly my fav among Satriani's works). Was it ever played live? If not - is there a reason for that?
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Is there an app or site for discovering live music in my area but more for bands that are not so big and famous?

Is there an app or site for discovering live music in my area but more for bands that are not so big and famous? Something like https://www.bandsintown.com but for bands that basically just use ...
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American music vs the rest of the world

Which non-US artist has made a huge impact in the world in terms of music sales? We know Michael Jackson is among the names in American musicians.
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Independent Artists Vs Signed artists with masters ownership

I would like to know at the end of the day what is the importance of being signed and of being independent as a music artist? Lets say you are signed but you have an ownership for your masters, how ...
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Tommy Castro / RL Burnside

Does anyone know the name of the RL Burnside recording Tommy Castro plays (used to play?) before his live concerts? His websites offer contact info but those seem to be unplugged. After attending ...
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What style of piano is used in The Gaithers' "One Day" (featuring Lynda Randle)

Lynda Randle: Some day Jesus will call my name I kindly would like to know the name of the style used in piano in the song above. I have tried looking for jazz tutorials but they don't sound similar. ...
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Records of ballads of Jerry Garcia

I am trying to get into the Grateful Dead for a while now, but their jammy style does not excite me too much (I prefer Jazz for that). Their ballads on the other hand seem exceptional too me. They are ...
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Why are female singers criticised when singing live more than male singers? [closed]

I mean, there are a lot of talks, youtube videos, criticism, ect about female singers when they perform live (she can't sing live, she can't hit that high note like records, she doesn't sound like ...
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Why did not I see black people in Rodriguez concert in South Africa?

I just watched the documentary Searching for Sugar Man, a movie about Rodriguez. In this documentary they said that his music was a big influencer in fighting with music against the apartheid. But ...
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Which concert(s) is featured in Aerosmith's "Crazy" videoclip?

In Aerosmith's Crazy videoclip, there are several scenes of the band playing live, which appear to be from the same concert. Yet, I am unable to find a proper reference for this concert. Wikipedia in ...
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Why does Nancy Sinatra roll off stage at the end of "Bang Bang"?

There's a video version of "Bang Bang", sung by Nancy Sinatra. She sings the song while lying/sitting on stage. At the end, she rolls off the stage. It looks like it may have been for a live-in-...
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Why did Paul and George often share the same mic?

As I was looking at Beatles old live performances, I noticed that Paul and George are often singing in the same microphone : The awesomeness of this setup also comes from the fact that Paul is left ...
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What was the first "band xxx performs album yyy in its entirety" type of event?

In recent years I've seen a lot of "band xxx perform album yyy in its entirety" type of events, including "Lou Reed performs Berlin", "Pearl Jam perform Ten" and lots more. But what was the first ...
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Spinal Tap: Units confusion in building Stonehenge stage prop

In the Spinal Tap movie, the band confuses inches with feet, and as result they end up with a ridiculously small (18") model of Stonehenge instead of a large one (18'). I have the feeling that this ...
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What does a music producer do at a concert?

It's a doubt I have since when I started listening to electronic music. In my head, electronic music is created like this, i.e. sitting at a computer in a comfortable room. There is no real time ...
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Mystery album by Woody Shaw: "Live in Basel" [closed]

I have an mp3 album in my PC by a band lead by Woody Shaw; the folder is just named 'Basel' and the track list is as follows: Invitation Seventh avenue In your own sweet way Stepping stones Love ...
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Why doesn't Buckethead play live shows any more?

According to Buckethead's Wikipedia page, he played his last live on December 2012 and hasn't played anywhere since. His own tour page doesn't have any info on any upcoming events. Do we know why he ...
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Why do musicians often change their outfits during a concert?

I noticed that musicians often change their outfits during a concert. This applies not only to solo artists, but also to members of a band (at least lead singers). Why is it important for them to ...
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Type of music that resembles Japanese singer MISIA

I found this artist through a Square Enix game and loved her ever since. I was wondering if anyone knows her and have any suggestions on the same type of music. Example of her music
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Is there live performances of The Beatles playing "While my Guitar Gently Weeps"?

I love how the guitar sounds in The Beatles' song called While My Guitar Gently Weeps, at first I thought it was Harrison who played the guitar, but it turns out that Eric Clapton was the one playing ...
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Why do many British vocalists almost always sound distinctly American when singing?

I recently saw Tears for Fears and it brought up the question that I've had for many years: Why do many British vocalists almost always sound distinctly American¹ when singing? Same goes for ...
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Why can't singers hit perfect high notes live?

I have seen many great singers unable to hit the high notes in some of their songs live, while the studio versions are perfect. What is the reason for this?
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Trying to Find the Name of a Musical [closed]

I'm hoping on a long shot somebody may know what I'm talking about. I'll definitely add more details if I can recall any. This is a sarcastic sort of musical, relatively new (within the last 10-15 ...
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Why aren't ticket release dates published? [closed]

I notice that on almost all ticket websites, they never publish the date the tickets will become available. Is that because they are trying to deter scalpers? This is even true for Broadway show sites ...
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Whatever happened with InstantLive technology?

Some 10 years ago, Clear Channel attempted to grab an even larger market share by offering InstantLive CDs. However, I've never seen or heard of one at any show I've ever been to. Did this ...
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What is the work rota for a typical musical show?

A long running theater production of a musical in London or New York often has shows most nights and periodic matinees which when added to continuous rehearsals would add up to a staggering working ...
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What is the largest concert performed?

What and when is the largest concert performed in terms of paying attendees?
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Who started the encore tradition at concerts?

Was it one band, or is this more tied to a particular genre or era of time?
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