music business Archive

The Beatles, Bootlegs, Artificial Intelligence and ‘Rockin’ Roxburgh’

I’m a lifelong Beatles fan. I discovered Meet the Beatles in my parents’ otherwise kinda-square record collection and was knocked out. That would have been in the late ‘60s, right […]

Anno X Festival Celebrates Burial Beer’s 10-year Anniversary

When Doug and Jess Reiser and Tim Gormley launched Burial Beer Co. in 2013, Asheville’s newest brewery featured just one location. Renovating an industrial space on 40 Collier Avenue, the […]

White Horse Transitions to Nonprofit

Popular Western N.C. music venue White Horse Black Mountain is in the process of changing over from a for-profit enterprise to a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Typically, such a change would […]

Book Review: The Monkees: Made in Hollywood

For those of us of a certain age, The Monkees are an important part of our world, woven into the pop culture fabric of our lives. Their TV show was […]

The State of Touring: an Asheville Perspective, Part 2 of 2

Continued from Part One… Quality over quantity Before the pandemic, Bask toured incessantly. In 2015 alone, the heavy rock band based in Asheville played nearly 20 dates on its European […]

The State of Touring: an Asheville Perspective, Part 1 of 2

Asheville serves as the base of operation for numerous touring music artists; when they’re not on the road, quite a few solo artists and band members call Western North Carolina […]

Asheville Music Venues in a Post-pandemic World, Part 2

Continued from Part One… Guarded optimism While most indications suggest that the worst of the pandemic is now history, the teams that run local music venues don’t want to get […]

Asheville Music Venues in a Post-pandemic World, Part 1

In March 2020, music and entertainment venues across the U.S. closed their doors; virtually overnight, concert halls and clubs went from having a full schedule to turning out the stage […]

Real People, Great Radio (Part 2)

Continued from Part One… Community perspective on community radio Volunteer-driven and nonprofit, AshevilleFM was launched to offer a non-commercial, community-focused listening option for Asheville radio listeners. The station’s mission statement […]

Real People, Great Radio (Part 1)

AshevilleFM curates all-local project spotlighting Asheville music When the internet developed to the point at which it could support high quality audio and video, pundits prognosticated the imminent death of […]