Marc Maes

Free Record Shop Combines CD Pre-Sales With Free Concert Tickets

Free Record Shop Combines CD Pre-Sales With Free Concert Tickets

A Benelux music retail chain has come up with an innovative solution to declining music retail sales: The Free Record Shop's formula to combat dropping CD revenue is to offer free concert tickets with each pre-order CD-sale. Could that be the future of music retail?
Pukkelpop Music Festival to Return Despite Stage Collapse

Pukkelpop Music Festival Fatalities Lowered To Four From Five Then Raised Again (Updated)

The Mayor and public prosecutor for the Belgian town of Hasselt yesterday announced four people instead of five had died as a result of severe storm that hit the Pukkelpop music festival on Aug. 18 after an investigation revealed one casualty died as the result of an incident several hours before the squall hit. Today (Aug. 24), however, it was announced that one of the injured concertgoers has died.

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