In my opinion, the real backbone (or maybe the launchpad) of the live-music industry is the small venue.
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On a day-to-day basis, small venues probably provide more opportunities for live-music experiences than any other kind of performance space.
It would stand to reason, then, that making the small-venue show the best it can be is worth thinking about, talking about, and putting resources into.