The Music Industry: It’s Not Always This Glamorous…



Photo by Geoff Barrow of Portishead.

11 Responses


    Interesting. It’s the same as it ever was. Plenty of bands had to drive around to their gigs, heck even Ice T sold Ep’s out of the back of his Car. All the crying about the new music business is getting old. Either learn to make money as a full time “Music Man” or learn more skills that will allow you to earn money and also allow you to be a MUSIC MAN. The industry is not going back to the “way it was”. Adopt or die out.

    Sometimes I travel in my own car to gigs. Many times the promoters fly me, put me up in hotel, give a ‘driver’ who is part of the promotion group to take me to and from the event. It is what it is.

  2. jw

    As usual, a little context would be helpful.

    Clearly this isn’t Portishead’s tour vehicle.

    • Versus

      Which leads to a disastrous unintended consequence: Since those on the outside think that being in the “music industry” is all champagne and limousines, they can rationalize piracy as a kind of Robin Hood behavior.

      • Willis

        It doesn’t take any sort of validation for people to commit piracy. They just need desire and ability.

      • Anonymous

        only retards would think a band who’s had 3 and change records in 25 years that didn’t even sell incredibly well back then, with a 6 year hiatus in the middle, and moderate touring should be rolling around in a limo drinking champaign.


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