The founder of Coachella talked with the LA Times about a variety of topics, including the controversial “radius clause:”
The radius clause is part of all business to some extent. You can’t put a car dealer every block; a car dealer has a region. These artists generally come back later that year. Sometimes two more times that year. So it’s just a moment of time that there’s a radius clause on that. Ours is more for that first part of the year right before Coachella.
Human beings trying to make a living playing shows, car dealerships, same thing.