Ontopic RIP Thread

Jehannum

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That comment may come from a suspect place though. My daughter's former guitar teacher has been lamenting long and loud on the Facebooks that she can't make enough money gigging and teaching locally to live in New Mexico and commute back and forth to New York for her GnR cover band and various other things.

She's since moved to LA though, so we'll see how that works out. I sincerely wish her the best.
 

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I wonder if some of it isn't the internet age/new economy thing like with music and bands?

Awesome they can self-publish and get their content out there without the blessing of some corporate fat cat.

Downside is it created a race to the bottom where it's really hard to make money off it. Then the consumer has to sift through thousands of offerings to find stuff they like.


Bands can at least still sell tickets/charge cover for live performances to try to make some money.

What to journalists and bloggers do in place of that? Give speeches? Write books? Sell their exclusive story to a big media network? I really don't know.
the DIY venues can't afford rent to stay open and the LiveNation venues thrive. maybe I'm still bitter bc my favorite venue closed (On topic - RIP freq)
as far as bands, I can only speak to punk, and the DIY ethos has always been a big deal with punk so idk that much has changed. there's always been and always will be broke punks playing basement & house shows, and the $$$ EpiFat pop punk boom of the 90s was an outlier
 

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the DIY venues can't afford rent to stay open and the LiveNation venues thrive. maybe I'm still bitter bc my favorite venue closed (On topic - RIP freq)
as far as bands, I can only speak to punk, and the DIY ethos has always been a big deal with punk so idk that much has changed. there's always been and always will be broke punks playing basement & house shows, and the $$$ EpiFat pop punk boom of the 90s was an outlier
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