How to See Live Music in NYC

*Note: This article originally written and published for the Walks of New York website. If the streets of New York could sing, they would play a rock opera. Or maybe a Broadway musical – something grand enough and detailed enough to encompass the many layers and facets of the city’s rich musical history. As aContinue reading “How to See Live Music in NYC”

Music Festival Business: The First Issue

In 2013,  I was approached by a sales rep within my company to help start a B2B publication that focused on the production of music festivals. At the time, festivals were just starting to grow into the phenomenon they are now, so we wanted to get our hands into that side of the industry beforeContinue reading “Music Festival Business: The First Issue”

Surrounding Stockhausen’s Oktophonie

By Kelleigh Welch *Note: This article originally appeared in the April 2013 edition of Pro Sound News. New York’s Park Avenue Armory, known for its 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall, hosted a week of performances in March of German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Oktophonie, which immersed the audience into a space-age experience of light and sound.Continue reading “Surrounding Stockhausen’s Oktophonie”

Streaming Builds Up Steam, Heats Debate

Note: This article originally appeared in the December 2014 issue of Pro Sound News. By Kelleigh Welch Taylor Swift took a big stand against the rising music streaming services recently, when she pulled her entire discography from Spotify just days after the release of her fifth studio album, 1989. Her reasoning was that art shouldContinue reading “Streaming Builds Up Steam, Heats Debate”

Safety at Music Festivals

By Kelleigh Welch *NOTE: This article originally appeared in the August/September 2015 edition of Music Festival Business No matter the size of a festival, producers look at their multi-day events as a community—and with anywhere between 5,000 and into the 100,000s of people flocking to a festival site daily, organizers need to plan for theContinue reading “Safety at Music Festivals”

All That Jazz

By Kelleigh Welch Note: This article originally appeared in the September 2015 edition of Pro Sound News. At 4 p.m., the hall is empty. Everything is ready for the big night—the orchestra’s stands  are perfectly arranged under the stage, the microphones are cleaned to add a little sparkle, her elaborate costumes are neatly arranged backstage—allContinue reading “All That Jazz”