Bands live and die on the highway based on merch sales. Especially if you’re the opener finding a tiny guarantee per show. You NEED great merch as well as a great merch seller at each and every show. Someone at the merch table when doors offered to once they close. But, needless to say, you’ll need a fan base first. Don’t go buying thousands in merch inventory should you be only bringing 40 people locally.
After you climb up the ladder in the back room to buy a smaller cubbyhole, and slide into position with what I could only call a cockpit console in front, small open slit above to hear and see , other equipment around the sides and also over you. Lighting right behind you (and possibly the responsibility of the guy mixing). You can not hear a damn thing in order that they guy handed me a headset to blend on.
I mean, has anyone added the entire scope of music to see how it s fared inside the day of piracy? Music Industry usually means that record sales (which we understand has plummeted), sometimes adds in licensing, streaming, etc. What about merch? What about concert attendance? What about touring grosses in general? Sure people have been being economical on recorded music, but exactly how has got the whole scope of consuming music gone?
There are also many probably illegal videos floating within the 40k-60k view range. At a guess, these might be worth $100-$200 each. I keep thinking there s a niche space for an individual to setup a service that identifies each of the illegal videos in the long tail and covers filing a large number of claims in return for a little cut of the ad revenue. Of course, the artist will have to accept to maintain the illegal videos up, Killswitch Engage classic tickets then.
there is huge difference between someone inviting a guest within their home (where there is a choice in advance) and someone getting into your own home uninvited and after that providing you with the chance to evict them. Particularly if that same uninvited guest returns daily until they may be evicted again at your own expense.