A 2paragraphs Interview with New York City music agent/manager Richard Saxe Coulson, and creator of the MoveOn.org petition “Keep Roseland Ballroom Open!”
Q: “Your a music promoter in New York City, how will the closing of Roseland affect you?”
A: Roseland Ballroom is a historic and legendary venue that has long set the standard for live music events here in New York. It has been a stepping stone to giant venues such as Madison Square Garden for many of the world’s greatest artists. Many other clubs and arenas simply live in its shadows and cannot match or replace the important place in history and the present occupied by Roseland Ballroom.
As world class purveyor of the arts, New York City attracts over 60 million visitors a year and has over 8 million residents–with a huge percentage visiting and moving here for the abundance of culture, nightlife and live music. The population of New York is rapidly and steadily growing and the number of new visitors increases every year. New York cannot afford to lose another live music venue or such a historical landmark and tourist attraction. Roseland Ballroom has been a stop on many artists’ touring schedule for many years and sometimes the only stop on a significant tour. Closing this venue will be devastating to the live music scene here in New York and greatly affect how many artists perform here in New York.
– Richard Saxe Coulson, President of Enroot PR
Also Read: “So Long Roseland, But Live Music Carries On”