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Small Band Struggles With Jay: Band or Business?

This entire post has been done by Jay so if you don't know who he is please go show the man some love! Welcome back to our second instalment, I hope you enjoyed the first, as riveting a read it may have been. I feel the way we left off last week, it seemed almost to naturally plant the title and topic for this week’s instalment into my head. In an attempt to get the word count down from last time, I’ll get straight into it. Thanks again to Grace, for allowing my input on these topics. Band or Business? When a musician first picks up an instrument and starts noodling aimlessly until something they play sounds okay, or decides to get tuition, it’s unlikely they are doing it because they want to be a small business owner / entrepreneur. In fact, it’s usually quite the opposite. I know I started to learn to play the guitar because I decided relatively young that I wanted to be a ‘Rockstar’, like all my idols at that time. I grew up in a normal family, I didn’t go to a

Small Band Struggles with Jay: Streaming Revenue

So hi, welcome to the first instalment of the lovely series me and Jay are going to be doing. The first issue we've decided to talk about is streaming revenue because this is something that needs to be understood and people need to open their eyes to. So please sit back, and educate yourself on this topic... well, allow us to educate you. One of the many points I desperately want to raise is a point that a lot of high profile musicians have raised before, and people don't seem to be very informed on this, and I know people love hearing statistics, so here we go. If you want to support your favourite local bands, BUY THEIR MUSIC! That's such a vital part in supporting these bands. I know it's hard being broke and music prices soon start adding up and streaming services are still a cheap way out, and I do use streaming platforms I won't lie, I do because it's convenient and cost-effective, but I will still buy music. I support bands in as many ways

Small Band Struggles: The Introduction

This is an idea that I did a few years ago for my English Language speaking exam, but that was YEARS ago, so I want to do that idea again, but I want to make it into an informative piece of writing to raise awareness for your local bands, and why I'm always trying to support local bands, I also want to make you aware of the struggles they face. So let me give you a little bit of an overview as to why we're doing this... No matter where you live, there'll be some local bands somewhere in your area, and it's important to show them your support because they're the artists that really need your love and support. I know of people who've not seen the point in supporting small artists because "If they were good they'd be big" but how can you expect a band to get big if you don't support them? The first time I did this idea back in the day, I actually had the help of Milestones, because at the time Milestones were tiny and before they broke u