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Can’t be arsed

I’ve had two quite connected emails today one from an artist another from an industry person.

Artist says please don’t remove me from the bill, because in spite of not mentioning the 6-weeks confirmed show on my website I have bought a train ticket and I can start to promote now less than a week before the show. And in any case, I promote events myself and would never expect the artist to do the promoting for me.

Industry person says the argument that PAY TO PLAY PROMOTERS ARE COMPLETE CUNTS doesn’t totally stack up and that given they’re the bank, holding the risk, what’s so bad about promoters trying to protect themselves in the face of a tide of lazy bands who promise 30 mates and bring nobody.

There’s a lot of grey between the two arguments. And to start from either position is wrong.

One thing is certain: when you’re doing a show and you check the acts websites and the show isn’t mentioned, it’s just completely soul destroying. This process could be got through far quicker by just handing out some money to some acts, and not actually doing the “event” part.

Christ, my band used to make our own flyers and posters on top of what the promoters did, and hit the promo *hard*.

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Good artists to blame for bad ones… there I said it…

you're not going to get heard if you're just sat sitting Under a Rock

Today I have been grumpy with two excellent artists who both got in touch to get shows and yet it was such a trial to actually hear their music. Just send a link to where it can be heard online. Just send a LINK!

So much average stuff is made available instantly and probably gets noticed  because it was so easy for the person to hear it.

I could expand upon this theory and suggest that decent bands/artists are in some way to blame for the actual EXISTENCE of the mediocre ones due to some idiotic Wayne’s World “If we build it, they will come” attitude.

Make it possible for people to hear your music please. (Especially if it’s good)