Concert Industry Continues Growth in 2020
While year-end tallies of 2019’s top-grossing tours weren’t yet available as we went to press, there’s little question that this year will be remembered as one of the biggest ones ever for the concert industry.
View from the Top: Lance Podell, Iron Mountain
Lance Podell, senior vice president/general manager of Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, shares how the storage and information management giant is making assets more secure yet more accessible than ever before.
Live Sound Showcase: Weird Al Yankovic on Tour
By Clive Young. If Barbra Streisand and The Who could do it this summer, so could Weird Al—so he did. The prince of parodies played with 41-piece orchestras every night on his recent Strings Attached tour, carrying audio gear...
AES: Back in the New York Groove
By Clive Young. With classes packed, an exhibit floor filled with the latest gear and a beat-heavy keynote address by hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash, the AES Convention opened in style in October.
NYC’s ArTecHouse Gets Immersive Underground
By Clive Young. ArTecHouse, a new permanent digital art installation space, opened in September at New York City’s Chelsea Market, where its careening, AI-fueled visuals are emboldened by a sizable 30.1 immersive audio system.
AES: Kicking it Live
By Clive Young. As always, sound reinforcement is an integral part of this year's AES Convention.
From the Editor: Excitement Builds for AES
By Clive Young. Every AES show delivers new surprises, people, gear and experiences, and this year’s edition, taking place Oct. 16–19 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, will be no exception.
Should the South’s First Studio Be Saved?
By Clive Young. The site where the first country music hit was recorded stands at the center of a legal battle in Atlanta that pits local preservationists against a major resort developer. At stake is nothing less than a...
Metadata Gains Momentum
By Clive Young. Collecting and using metadata—information associated with a recording that denotes technical specs, creative information and a list of people involved in a recording’s creation—is an issue that has dogged the industry since consumers began shifting to...
View from the Top: Jan Glasband, Equi=Tech
By Clive Young. In 2017, Equi=Tech faced a perfect storm of challenges, including the death of founder Martin Glasband. Now with his sister Jan leading a determined team of pros, the company is moving forward in new directions.
On Adopting Technology
By Clive Young. The process of getting to tomorrow’s technologies and standards is usually messy, with wrong yet logical turns and, conversely, insightful leaps of faith—which means the adoption of new technology is often a very human process.