Having an awesome time in the Destiny Beta!
Another 48 hour film. #composer #film #score #ableton
A new floor session is coming online tonight! Head to my facebook and get ready.
Deciding whether or not to film this video outside. #novation #ableton #launchpad #launchcontrol #focusrite #electronicmusic
I’m going to lay it out for you guys here because I’m tired of seeing the same people post the same statuses:
The problem is:
A.) You will book anybody. There is no screening process. Art is subjective, but I will put this bluntly: 80% of the acts you book are terrible. They can play in their garages, or at their high school talent shows, but until they are not terrible, they should not be playing at venues that have bills to pay.
B.) You put 5+ bands on every show. I get it, 7 terrible bands will bring 2 parents each and maybe 2 friends each and 28 people paying $10 per ticket will be a WHOPPING $280. Do you actually expect everyone who came for the first act at 5pm to stay until midnight? Even it is a big name closing, the shows are too long. And going with my last point, when 4 out of the 6-7 bands on the bill have no place being on stage, it is very hard to keep an engaged audience. Especially when all these bands have played 5 times this month.
C.) Your big “national acts” are artists who peaked 5-10 years ago, and yeah I’m all for nostalgia sometimes but if 5 locals have to sell 30 tickets for the show to be a success, it’s not a success. You should be booking national acts that people will want to go see and discover the good locals there. You should NOT be booking “national acts” that cost big money unless those artists can themselves make up their own costs. It is by no means the locals responsibility to draw for a “national act” that no one cares about. Let’s be honest, the real reason these “national touring acts” are booking with small timers is because they can’t do any better.
D.) Bands need to try harder? Sure I’m OK with saying that. There’s definitely been a lack of leg work on the part of the performers, but again that is because you book people time and time again who don’t take what they do seriously.
E.) Not only do bands need to try harder, you “promoters” need to try harder. Just because you are posting statuses about your show doesn’t mean your work is done. Go pass out flyers, contact radio stations go to OTHER shows and pass out promotional material. And you know how often you need to do this? 5 days a week for 40 hours. AT LEAST. Oh this is your job? Treat it like one, get off your computer and put the work in.
F.) When you stop booking terrible bands and people start bringing in a crowd, PAY THEM.
Stop booking terrible acts. Stop putting more that 5 bands on a show. Save whatever money you are making from each show to book RELEVANT national acts that will bring new people in to be exposed to great locals. Bands need to start getting a little creative with promotion. Promoters need to START promoting. Bands need to get paid. I think you should see how good music, and common sense will get money flowing through the scene again and will benefit everyone.
Promoters: Look inward, maybe some of you aren’t cutting it.
Bands: BOOK YOUR OWN SHOWS.
Faster, we must download faster…#destiny #ps4 #beta
FLOORED. #ableton #novation #launchpad #launchkey #launchcontrol #focusrite #music #electronicmusic
Weekend here we go. #novation #ableton #launchpad #launchcontrol #piano #electronicmusic
Too early to jam? Time to plan.