Music City Madness: Toronto's Music Scene and the Fate of the Music Festival

Discuss the Toronto-Austin music city alliance. Talk about the benefits of the relationship, the changing nature of Toronto’s music scene, musician compensation, and the increasing economic importance of the music industry despite the decline of the recording industry. Not speaking to the various streaming services cropping up in the past few years, can live performance sustain the industry? Discuss opinions on music festivals and their economic impact. With the market for music festivals becoming increasingly saturated what are the criteria for a sustainable fest? Discuss the inaugural "WayHome" festival and what it means for the Toronto music scene. With so much hanging in the balance what will happen if it’s a success? If it’s not?

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