Archive for the ‘Industry’ Category

What Tour Acts ARE Making

A nice little follow up to the last article. Check out what bands like Bruce Springsteen, Dave Mathews, AFI, and more have made per show in 2013. http://www.billboard.com/biz/current-boxscore

Are Bands Making Money On Tour?

Here is a little breakdown of the finances of a touring band, courtesy of Shane from O’Sleeper. http://www.metalinjection.net/its-just-business/bands-money-touring

Music Is Worthless

Industry expert Simon Napier Bell believes that in the current state, music is worthless. Music is too readily available, everywhere, thusly devaluing it. What are your thoughts? Watch it on YouTube.

Invest in City On Film

Bob Nanna (Braid, Hey Mercedes, City on Film, Jack & Ace) has an interesting proposition for you. He wants to release a new City on Film EP, and is giving you the opportunity to invest in the project, via his (brilliant) website, Downwrite. The website is essentially a song store where fans can purchase custom […]

KEN Mode & Forbes?

You read that right. Forbes recently did an article with the uniquely heavy band, KEN Mode. It’s a great read about why bands need to have some form of business education, to keep sustained success. What helps them out as a band is that two of their members are accounts. Check it out here! http://www.forbes.com/sites/ruthblatt/2013/09/30/rockin-is-my-business-part-1-why-musicians-need-a-business-education/