Broken Record: Touring Can’t Replace CD Sales

02008-06-20 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Broken Record: Touring Can’t Replace CD Sales

Since I started writing this blog last fall, one question has bothered me: with diminishing CD sales and slow ticket sales, why would anyone think that bands can survive on touring alone?

In numerous blogs, news stories and commentary, I’ve read how musicians shouldn’t complain about the loss of music sales because they can simply make up for it through touring and the merchandise they sell at shows.

I have believed, after speaking to bands, booking agents and club managers/owners, that is simply not true in most cases. Finally, someone else asks the question – in this case the Oregonian – and comes to realize the same thing I have, especially considering rising gas prices.

Continue reading.
Thanks for leaving that link in your comment Luz.

Related link. I keep linking to this, because I find that it explains “Free Culture” so well.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Archives

Images

Concert Dates

Thu, Oct 27 2022 in Natick, MA
@ Natick Center for Arts

Fri, Oct 28 2022 in Rockport, MA
@ Shalin Liu Performance Center

Sat, Oct 29 2022 in Norwalk, CT
@ Wall Street Theater

Sun, Oct 30 2022 in Newark, NJ
@ Victoria Theater @ NJPAC

Wed, Nov 2 2022 in Richmond, VA
@ Tin Pan

Thu, Nov 3 2022 in Annapolis, MD
@ Ramshead

Fri, Nov 4 2022 in Sellersville, PA
@ Sellersville Theater

Sat, Nov 5 2022 in Wilmington, DE
@ Baby Grand @ the Grand Opera House