How the Music Industry Looks to Survive Without a $26 Billion Live Concert Business

“You have to look at these artists as small businesses. It’s going to be devastating,” Loeb & Loeb partner and music lawyer Derek Crownover says

Music attorney Tim Mandelbaum had to be at an Allman Brothers concert at Madison Square Garden on the night of March 10, at the behest of his client, longtime Allman Brothers guitarist Warren Haynes. It was a big deal: The band was celebrating 50 years, but Mandelbaum couldn’t think of anywhere he wanted to be less.

It would be the last live concert at the “World’s Most Famous Arena” before the coronavirus pandemic cut the mics and turned the stages dark.

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Trey Williams

Trey Williams

Film Reporter covering the biz • trey.williams@thewrap.com • Twitter: @trey3williams