Digital Music News posits that as income from recorded music hollows out musicians need to replace that income by constantly being on tour, and there’s only so much touring and performing the body is capable of.
Athletes also get injured. Then again, athletes retire at 32. Which makes these troubling developments for artists that theoretically have fifty years of lucrative, stadium-packing tours ahead of them. At this rate, there’s a distinct possibility that they won’t make it there.