Sunday, August 30, 2015

Hung up on hook-ups

A whole host of reasons have been proposed for the decline in the popularity of live music, and the corresponding financial pressures on venues and clubs, but this is a new one on me. Melbourne venue owner and promoter James Young has claimed that responsibility lies with Tinder and Grindr. His argument is that these apps are becoming a more popular route to a hook-up than going to a gig or bar, and that meetings arranged via them are more likely to take place in cafes and restaurants.

Personally, this all seems rather speculative and, if a factor at all, is surely just one among many. It'd be interesting to know what the Music Venue Trust make of the claim, though...

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