During the Net economy boom, it wasn't uncommon for up-and-coming companies to splurge on a popular rock band to showcase at a company retreat or sponsored conference social. Today it seems we're stuck with the recent album by the band Boston -- "Corporate America."
Well, not quite. This weekend in the Guardian Unlimited, Jesus Jones' front man Mike Edwards explains the still-lucrative world of corporate entertainment .
"Rumours in the industry and reports in the tabloids about everyone from the Rolling Stones and Dylan to Robbie Williams abound," Edwards writes. "Rod Stewart earning $750,000 to play a businessman's birthday party may or may not be taken with a pinch of salt, but it is clear that famous bands can play private shows for far more than they'd get from a standard one."