In these days of economic crunches,many establishments are cutting back on entertainment,because of costs,and most recently the new ruling from BMI and ASCAP stating recorded music is subject to royalties,which is good! Nothing is like the energy,interaction and overall good vibing from the crowd! I started out as a DJ,and I have many brothers and sisters that are great at spinning the lastest,and old school classics! But live music is and has always been king!Musicians are responsible for every form of music,from jazz to blues to hip hop to funk,classical,R&B,country,everything! Props to all of the wonderful artists out there,but keep live music at the forefront!