The History of Live Music and Concerts

Live music has been around since the dawn of time. It was vastly different from the music festivals and tours we are familiar with today. Over the centuries, the face of live music has changed and evolved into what we experience today, which is one of the most popular forms of entertainment globally.

The History of Live Music and Concerts

The ancient Romans and Greeks created the first composed music. Composed music was initially played in the churches and cathedrals of Europe as a soundtrack for religious festivals. The organ pipe was introduced to provide live music for the congregation. Live music, at the time, did not take place in independent venues.

By the late 18th century, live music moved out of the churches through composers such as Mozart, who brought his music into the parlors of important Europeans. During this same period, opera singers became superstars as they performed for live audiences.

By the beginning of the 20th century, Jazz had stepped onto the scene and paved the way for live music in the future.

But, it wasn’t until the ’50s and ’60s, when Rock and Roll exploded onto the scene, that live performances took on a new life of their own. Musicians rose to celebrity status and the demand for live performances skyrocketed.

Concert Production

Promoters and other professionals saw a gap in the market, and through this gap, the modern “music tour” was invented.

Concert production required an infrastructure that could cater to thousands of fans, provide advanced ticketing, and assigned seating, and build structures that would host these fans and provide ideal sound.

It was this type of infrastructure that allowed acts such as the Beatles and The Rolling Stones, among others, to provide the level and type of performances they were able to provide, at the time, at various locations around the world.

Festivals such as Woodstock and Coachella allowed event staging companies to find their place in the market as shows became more and more elaborate, incorporating different elements such as lighting, fashion, and sound, all in the name of entertainment.

By the 90s and early 2000s, live shows had reached a new level and became one of the most popular forms of entertainment as musicians were able to showcase their creativity to fans. During this period, genre music such as pop, hip-hop, and metal took center stage.

Today, stadiums fill with hundreds of thousands of fans, showcase multiple artists at a single event, and provide hours and sometimes days of entertainment.

There is no better place to throw a major event than Atlanta, GA. The energy of the city and the people who choose to call this place home are the perfect elements for a fun time for everyone. That is why we are so proud to serve the people of Georgia here at House of Music Productions. We are an event management company that can help you stage the ultimate show for anyone you are trying to impress.