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Volume II, Issue 34
February 15 - February 22, 1999  
 
Music

Industry Shrinkage
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Broken Records [2]
Corporate downsizing hits the music business; Nashville feels the heat.
— Beverly Keel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Fit And Working Again [3]
Executives anticipate a leaner, meaner music machine.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Where To? [4]
Those affected by downsizing consider their options.
— Beverly Keel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Survival Tactics [5]
Given the current climate, what's a struggling musician to do?
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Art For Sale [6]
As music and business become more tightly interwoven, we have to learn to pull them apart.
— Bill Friskics-Warren, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Artist Profiles
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Jazz the Har-way [8]
Roy Hargrove still hitting the road.
— Michael Henningsen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Guitar Man [9]
Folk-rocker Richard Thompson plays Memphis for the first time.
— Gene Hyde, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Prekop's Icing [10]
An interview with Sea and Cake's Sam Prekop.
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Now What? [12]
If you go gaga over the sultry smoothness of a symphonic glissando, just wait till you experience our transitions to cool and useful music links on the Web.
WEEKLY WIRE
 


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T he music business has always tried to duck the "business" half of its existence in favor of the more noble "in this for the art" philosophy. Nashville Scene offers us a look at what happens when the bean counters come home to roost. Beverly Keel opens things up with her look at label closings and mergers in "Broken Records." Michael McCall offers some insight on what belt tightening in the industry will mean to the market in "Fit and Working Again." Keel talks with artists about where their fortunes lie now, and explores a few key execs who may be on the move in "Where To?" McCall fleshes out the silver lining in the slimming of the biz in "Survival Tactics" and Bill Friskics-Warren adds his two cents worth in "Art for Sale."

Also in this week's issue: Porn rock, Roy Hargrove, Richard Thompson, Sam Prekop, and more in Mini-Reviews.


Album Reviews
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Blue Notes [7]
Lacking the nookie part in your mix of sex, drugs and rock and roll?
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Mini Reviews
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Tiny Tunes [11]

  • April March
  • Sparks

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