Andrew Goodfriend is a piece of shit industry scumbag who now works for the booking agency, TKO. Enjoy this article.
This video never gets old.
From HuffingtonPost.com by Joe Satran: In 2011, Taylor Swift made $57 million, Rihanna made $53 million and Kenny Chesney made $44 million, Forbes magazine estimates. That’s more than almost anyone else in the entertainment industry. Meanwhile, the Future of Music Coalition found that musicians made an average of about $34,000 off their music in America, … Continue reading
From mashable.com: As guitarist and co-founder of the Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan was at the forefront of one of the most important music movements in recent history. And he’s not finished. The Pumpkins have a new album coming out in June, and Corgan is splitting time between music and helping artists take back control from … Continue reading
Check out my latest column in JUMP Magazine: Booking agents have a process. I’m no different. Upon opening an email, I quickly scan for a link to their ReverbNation page. I look for this first because the site offers bands – for free – a clean and easy-to-navigate profile that provides music, hometown, shows and … Continue reading
David Lowery, vocalist for Cracker and Camper van Beethoven, rationally argues how bands are getting screw worse today than they were 10 years ago. It’s an excellent read and quite an eye-opener. Kinda makes you want to put down your sword for pause, eh? From digitalmusicnews.com: “We know this empirically. The facts and evidence are … Continue reading
This is awesome. From the Asbury Park Press: A musician who took responsibility for starting a rumor about Jon Bon Jovi’s premature demise said he did it to protest the rock star’s publicized nonmusical activities, but now says he was wrong. Jeffrey Goho of Fairless Hills, PA. [CBS note: Check out Jeff’s band Minutia here], … Continue reading
It was announced today that Guns-n-Roses would be inducted into the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame. Bands become eligible 25 years after the release of their first album. Guns-n-Roses release ‘Appetite for Destruction’ on July 21, 1987. This was expected. Of course Guns-n-Roses would be inducted. Politically, if the band wasn’t nominated, it would have resulted … Continue reading
Tuesdays and Wednesdays are tough nights for new bands, but we’ve all had to start there. Did you rock-the-fuck out at your first show and now want to book that second show? From a business standpoint, how eager will that venue be to have you back? Use the chart below to figure out the likelyhood. … Continue reading
The short answer: CD Baby. “We’re excited to let you know that starting today, you’ll be making more money from your MP3 sales at CDBaby.com. We’ve simplified our digital-download pay structure, and we did it to benefit you. On every digital purchase (single song or album) made from CDBaby.com, you’ll get paid 75% of the … Continue reading