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Transcript of Music Festivals
Multi-day event in rural setting
Camp site near parked car
Sense of community
No music curfew
Everything in one place
City in Public
Prearranged show times and closing
Enclosed by fence
Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza
Austin City Limits
Shift in the Music Industry
The Internet/ Social media
Increasing Importance of Festivals
Shift from albums to festivals
Festivals can't be illegally copied
Revenues from tour
Big Headliners -$1-2 million
Smaller headliners- $100-250,000
Smaller bands- promotion
Merchandise- up to $200,00
Coachella- most profitable $47.3 million 2012
Bonnaroo- 2013 150,000 attendees
Pro: Psychological Effects
2011 University of Queensland study of Australian festival attendees
Pro: Economic Effect
Stimulates economy of host city
Pro: Large Revenue Generation
Drop in U.S. recorded music sales
Increased abundance of drugs
Pros and Cons
By: Matt Galle, Hannah Stewart,
Heather Baker, Connor Falvey,
Christi Staufer, and Derek Sidhu
City at Venues
Local bars and clubs
Sample many city venues
Easy transportation and hotels
South by Southwest, Bumbershoot
South By Southwest
2014 Bonnaroo Waste Diversion Rates by Weight
Approximately 120 tons - Total waste composted
• 67% - Percent of all waste diverted from landfill by weight
Con: Large Costs
Sustainability. (n.d.). Retrieved December 1, 2014, from http://www.bonnaroo.com/get-involved/sustainability
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Lawrence, J. (2014, January 31). Coachella Tickets Once Again The Most Expensive of Major North American Music Festivals. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
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Research finds music festivals create good vibes. (2011, May 3). Retrieved December 1, 2014, from http://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2011/05/research-finds-music-festivals-create-good-vibes
EDM Biz Worth $6.2bn (Report). (2014, May 21). Retrieved December 1, 2014, from http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/6092242/edm-biz-worth-62bn-report
A cross-sectional survey of young people attending a music festival: Associations between drug use and musical preference. (2008, July 1). Retrieved December 1, 2014, from http://eds.b.ebscohost.com/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=8316b85f-8e13-4695-8e89-54adac1a9ecf@sessionmgr113&vid=7&hid=126
The Economics of Music Festivals: Who's Getting Rich, Who's Going Broke? (2013, April 17). Retrieved December 1, 2014, from http://www.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2013/04/17/the-economics-of-music-festivals-whos-getting-rich-whos-going-broke?showFullText=true
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