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I hate this fucking article

sftplogin

September 23rd, 2014

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http://www.metalinjection.net/its-just-business/bands-money-touring

 

You need to read the article in the link posted above. I hate this fucking article. It is written by the dude Shane who was in Oh, Sleeper and now is in Woven War. I was so mad when I found this because I don’t think people should ever be discouraged to go after their passion because this dude made a bunch of terrible decisions. Don’t get a manager, tour manager, roadie, tech or whatever. If you can’t afford one, your manager isn’t doing their job. They should be bringing in money, not taking it away. If they are taking it away before you can establish a leg to stand on, they don’t fucking care. Your band is only selling $300 a night on merch? Don’t print on American apparel. Sure that is nice, but if you aren’t selling merch, then cut your costs. It’s not like Gildan is poison. 32% merch rate? Usually 25%? If you are playing shows with that high of a merch rate, you should fire your booking agent. Do most of the work yourself, and focus on writing good quality music. Stray From The Path has been touring full time since 2007, and we just got a manager in June of 2014. If you are putting the quality of your t-shirts as a priority, then your priorities are not in order.

It’s like a restaurant, if your food is good, people will want to keep eating it. Deftones is Chipotle and that’s why I am over weight. Suck on that.

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