Can Music Live Without Live Music?


November 24th, 2020

1 hr 35 mins 17 secs

Season 2

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About this Episode

Your favorite music journalist’s favorite music Snobs are back—and this time, they brought a guest. Legendary journalist and author Nelson George joins Arthur, Scoop, Isaac, and Jehan to explore the perilous state of live music performance, its recent past, and its endangered future. Can the art of music evolve without the presence of live performance to push it forward? Did technology threaten live music even before the pandemic? To help answer these questions, the crew dives into the culture of music festivals, YouTube, and more. And just to keep things interesting, the episode includes a wild debate that examines a chosen artist’s studio output versus their own live performances. And which artists did the Snobs choose? Aretha Franklin and Public Enemy.