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Re: The Music Industry by Kid on 2003-05-24 05:25:01

You do realise bands have to make money - the bigger the band, the more they reap into the company, so then the company can fund more spectacular (but less popular) acts. I'm a big buyer of independent music don't get me wrong, and I do disagree with members of boardrooms taking bigger and bigger cuts of the moneys coming into a company, but I understand that for less successful bands to keep afloat, more successful bands have to stay afloat, too. So whilst I shan't be moaning about the demise of S Club, nor would I moan about the demise of many bands of the Virgin stable.

Think on this also, a small band in say, Japan, might be a huge band in Germany, so it makes sense for record labels to have the wide spread of acts...see what I mean.

All bands want to make money, you can't go out on tour (certainly not globally) without having a hell of a backing of funds behind you.

I'll stick with the Shrimp Boat album that dropped through my door this morning. (I asked for it, like, it would be a bit odd as a random)

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Re: Re: The Music Industry by Fractured Reality on 2003-05-30 09:33:54  |  Reply to this
  I am not really sure If I understand what you are saying, I understand that bands have to make money to get global recognition, but who wants all that attention? Money is just a by-product of creating good music, all I am saying is that I don't like bands you are just in it for the money and the fame, a situation where the music is the by-product.