Madison found out this week that Frank Productions, the Madison-based independent promoter group, is being acquired by Live Nation, a large, international promotions company. Jonathan Zarov speaks with two music journalists about what this acquisition for Live Nation will mean for Madison’s music scene. Dave Brooks is a Senior Correspondent for Billboard Magazine, and founder of Amplify. […]
The folks running music venues in Madison have been restless all year—with venues changing hands, live music companies merging, developers breaking ground with guitar shovels, and even small venues going through changes. What does it all mean, and will any of this add up to big long-term changes that will impact Madison audiences and performers? Maybe not, but it’s worth […]
We’re not even three months into 2017, and already this year has brought so much change to the landscape of music venues in Madison. First, the Cardinal Bar, which has long been an essential place for jazz and electronic music in Madison, was sold, closed at the end of January, and is now in the process […]
“It’s been a difficult and emotional decision for me to give up the High Noon, but after more than 20 years in the business, and with two young sons at home, the time is right for me to make a change.” – Cathy Dethmers The initial announcement came in the form of a photographed message […]
“In order to have a vital culture, you need a diverse mix of media.” That’s how concert promoter Tag Evers (True Endeavors, LLC) explains his decision to support WORT on an ongoing basis. Evers founded True Endeavors in 1992, four years after moving to Madison from Dayton (Ohio) for a Ph.D. program in agricultural economics. […]
What could the proposed Frank Productions’ new music venue mean for the Madison music scene? Listen to this edition of APA to learn more!