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  1. Carl Jones
    January 5, 2014

    Your not gonna make any money on you 1st tour, but it will lead to bigger and better things in the future!

  2. Bren29
    December 19, 2012

    Thanks for the imput guys! Good to know that even newer bands these days can still make money touring. Im in a new band and I think we have a hooky catchy sound! Thats what it takes. I saw a few newer bands open for bigger artists over the summer and WOW, how these bands ever got these gigs is behond me! A couple down right sucked! What does it take to get your name and sound out there? I know the power of the internet is huge these days but anyone got any spesific advice or tips??

  3. Are You Kidding Me?
    December 16, 2012

    Sounds like Marcus Taylor needs to take a couple hints from the DIY.

    Touring can not only be incredibly affordable, gigging and making cash from shows even as a small time relatively unknown band isn’t just possible, it’s probable.

    There is a scene that is vibrant and alive that sustains independently released artists from all walks of music. If you’re coming out in the red after a tour, you’re doing something wrong. Either your shows weren’t promoted (happens too often, unfortunately) or your music sucks. If people see a band they like, they rush to buy merch with whatever money they got. If you keep things affordable (Entry 5-15 bucks, T-shirts 10 bucks, LP’s/EP’s 5-10), there WILL be people to spend money.

    Illegal downloading just helps circulate your tunes, I don’t know a single independent artist that actually expects album sales to be their source of income. This is why we tour.

  4. Zne113sbsogd
    August 11, 2012

    People in music don’t really make any money which is why they ask the public to fund their music and pay for it. Mid-tier indie artists and known major label artists still don’t have houses and live via a charity based system. Labels do prioritise to stay alive, so indie and major acts that are touring constantly can live that lifestyle but they don’t pay the mortgage when they get home. Known artists who have been going on for sometime since 90’s have managed to survive if they haven’t sold in the millions with previous successful touring behind them. Even still, those known artists who sit beneath the ‘very famous’ category realise there is no money as a recording artist today and live performance profits are a big ‘if’. It’s not living a dream for most people then again neither working a normal job for most isn’t. Most people live in a dream.

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