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Mega-Raves Go Mainstream

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rock icons like Bruce Springsteen still fill arenas. But concert promoters have seen the future of their industry and its name is “dance music.” Today: why mega-raves are going mainstream – and attracting some unusual investors. Plus: a live performance from the Vijay Iyer Trio. And: excerpts from John Schaefer's recent roundtable discussion with James Murphy and David Byrne.

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Rock gods like Springsteen still fill arenas, but concert promoters have seen the future of their industry and its name is “dance music.” As Michael Rapino of Live Nation Entertainment told the New York Times, “If you’re 15 to 25 years old now, this is your rock ‘n’ roll.” Reporter Ben Sisario explains the financial pull of the mega-rave. 

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