Category Archive: Audiences

Crisis of “Populism” in Classical/Pop: Non-Public Performances and Audiences

While weddings in the US may be at historical lows after the recession, we’re still looking at over 2 million marriages per year on average. The String Quartet format for classical musicians remains… Continue reading

Dvořák, Twerking, Sexism, and Race Fetishisation

So a couple days ago I came across this.  If you want to watch the actual video, go to the link here (I really don’t want to embed it in this post). What… Continue reading

What American Chinese Opera can tell us about the US Classical Music “Crisis”

In a previous post I discussed how a number of professional and full time Chinese Opera theaters and companies folded during the Great Depression in the US and how all the work relief… Continue reading

Death of the Musical Long Tail

An intriguing piece about the growing disparity of recorded music revenue popped up a couple days ago at the Music Industry Blog.  The post is based on a consulting report, The Death of… Continue reading

Cultural Omnivores must truly be dead…

The shrinking Cultural Omnivores issue is an interesting one since they functioned primarily as “swing voters” in the realm of audiences.  This sub-population tend to go to both highbrow and lowbrow events, not… Continue reading

Post-Pop: Aging and Fragmentation in Pop Culture Audiences

Last week I read a New York Times piece from 1993 by Stephen Holden which talked about pop music audience fragmentation. There are some interesting tidbits such as the opening paragraph: If you… Continue reading

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