THE MUSIC NEVER STOPS:
What Putting on 10,000 Shows Has Taught Me About Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Magic
By Peter Shapiro
with Dean Budnick
Today, Hachette Books announces THE MUSIC NEVER STOPS: What Putting on 10,000 Shows Has Taught Me About Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Magic (Hachette Books; 8/2/22; $29; ISBN: 9780306845185) by Peter Shapiro, perhaps the most notable independent concert promoter since Bill Graham. Shapiro’s work has spanned from the legendary Wetlands in Tribeca, to Brooklyn Bowl (NYC, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, and Nashville), the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, and beyond, as he produced the acclaimed music documentary U2 3D and promoted the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary (“Fare Thee Well”) tour, featuring the Core Four and Trey Anastasio… just to name a few.
In The Music Never Stops, Shapiro shares the inside story of how he became a powerhouse in the music industry–an island in an increasingly consolidated landscape of venues, ticketing and touring–through the lens of 50 of his most iconic concerts.
In THE MUSIC NEVER STOPS readers will discover:
**What it’s like to work with The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, Leonard Cohen,
U2, The Roots, and countless other legendary musical acts
**Never-before-published back-stage anecdotes and photographs
**The ins and outs of bringing a concert from concept to reality
**How a fan can make a career in music without ever picking up an instrument
**What it takes to put on a show, and why the performance, while being the most appreciated
by the fans, is like the flag waving at the top of castle
And much, much more…
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPS is a master class for anyone who’s dreamed of working in the entertainment industry, and a sure win for music fans in general.