Originally Posted by Bob Olhsson
There's been no shift in emphasis. The live venues went away. They've been in serious decline for thirty years.
It happened primarily because of greed on the part of local venue operators who could always find bands willing to work for "free."
Sure. Or, worse yet, when owners turned the most popular venues into rental halls for any band with enough cash to participate in pay-to-play, or.. pardon me... presales.