Re: Tom Keifer and Spotify
Posted by: Hollywood ()
Date: August 19, 2013 05:07AM

When hard core music fans switch to the streaming services the record industry is over.

Don't get me wrong these services are great, giving everyone access to new music, but it doesn't help an artist like Robin Beck or James Christian as they cannot tour and people listening to their music on Spotify or etc. will not change that. Music will become a hobby and no longer a career.

As it stands now, I know of a band that had platinum records in the 80s and 90s and still tours. The band gets between a $5,000 and $10,000 appearance fee and still draws fans. They were on a huge package this summer and 3 of the 4 guys in the band have day jobs to make ends meet. They generally play 50-100 dates a year. A band member in one of the top 10 grossing tours last year does full time accounting while on the road.

The band Love/Hate played a tour this year and the two LA area shows featured the original band and the rest of the tour was Jizzy Pearl with hired guns, because tr original guys could not afford to tour.

So many bands have resorted to fly in dates with rented gear and it hurts the quality of the shows.

Most of the acts that made it, back in the day got tour support from the labels so they could go out and build a fan base. This not longer exists. So many new bands cannot tour and therefore cannot build a fan base.

Bottom line is that downloading music(stealing) and streaming service break the ownership of a music and that is a very important component, mentally. When you put your hard earned money onto a piece of music you become tied to the artist. Example is Amazon. They change their prices on goods hourly looking for the sweet spot for an item. They have found that if you lower the price too much people will stop buying, because they question the value of the item in general.

Another example is that groups that are doing successful crowd funding are seeing huge jumps in attendance at their shows. People feel and ownership to the band.

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