HomeTop StoriesThe Music Industry: It’s Not Always This Glamorous… Paul Resnikoff April 30, 201511Photo by Geoff Barrow of Portishead. 11 Responses mikefacer April 30, 2015 Been there, done that. SONIQUARIUM MUZIKA April 30, 2015 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. jw April 30, 2015 As usual, a little context would be helpful.Clearly this isn’t Portishead’s tour vehicle. Samuel April 30, 2015 No, they can afford something better after having gotten that fat check from streaming. Paul Resnikoff May 1, 2015 Portishead Gets 34 Million Streams. Portishead Makes $2,589…https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2015/04/27/portishead-gets-34-million-streams-portishead-makes-2589 jw May 1, 2015 Like Anonymous says below, it’s probably one of his much lesser known side bands, like Beak>.If Portishead is touring in that minivan, they’ve got much bigger problems than their streaming payouts. Anonymous April 30, 2015 It’s likely Beak>One of Geoff’s current touring acts.Killer Kraut Rock if you’re into such things. Willis April 30, 2015 The music industry is only glamorous to those who are not in it. Versus April 30, 2015 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 April 30, 2015 It doesn’t take any sort of validation for people to commit piracy. They just need desire and ability. Anonymous April 30, 2015 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.