We can now see what live events and concerts mean for the music industry after spending a year without them, clearer than ever.

We used to be so indecisive about which concert to go to, what event to attend next; but now all that’s on our mind is when we are going to be able to do this again, and even if we did, the question would be; ‘How safe it is?’

Concerts and tours are undoubtedly one of the most important sources of income for anyone working in the music industry. Not just the performers, but every member of this experience, from members of the orchestra, performing throughout the entire event, to the backstage assistants, has been waiting for too long for things to get back to normal and to get better. Unfortunately, those affected are not limited to musicians; performance artists are in a much more difficult situation compared to the rest of the industry, as their performances usually cannot be executed digitally.

Although digital events offer the highest quality events in terms of image and sound, we all know that the energy and the vibes of a concert or an event cannot be conveyed by any digital setting. Being in the same environment with thousands of people who share the same love and admiration with you, enjoying the atmosphere and the music, dancing, singing, meeting new people and making unforgettable memories is only possible with live concerts and performances held in the event areas! The life we’ve been craving for a year seems to be getting farther and farther away, because we still have a long way to go to fully solve this problem. As we continue to move along this path, the entertainment and music industry has begun to create new solutions for both music lovers and those working in the music and entertainment industry, other than digital concerts. Both artists and music lovers are eagerly waiting to return to their old lifestyle, but the effectiveness and functionality of these solutions is a matter of debate.

One of the solutions found is limited capacity concerts, that is, half the capacity of the concert area. Although this idea may seem like a good idea at first, it is problematic in many ways. Let’s be realistic, running a concert space at half capacity means that only half of the expenses for that concert are covered. Also, the question ‘Can a big space BARELY filled with people provide the thrill the fans are in need of?’ is a much needed one in terms of the live music experience.

Although we appreciate such efforts, no other event seems to give us what we need; the crowd, the artists on stage, every hit of an instrument, every little detail that makes a true and great live event experience.