• End of the Svengali / are there still bands out there?
  • Started by oorlab
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
  • oorlab
  • Global Moderator
  • Sous Chef
  • *
  • *
  • Making music

    • 1727


    • 432
    • Yesterday at 23:18:04
    • netherlands
  • more
From a post by @Pleudoniem
https://www.songwriter-forum-kitchen.com/forum/songs-for-review/2/semtext/6952/msg73285#msg73285
 I lifted this question and link to this article
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/mar/18/why-bands-are-disappearing-young-people-arent-excited-by-them

What do you think? Can bands exist in this tech-age? Were Svengalis essential? And is creation always a group process or always an act of an individual, and were John, Paul, george and Ringo only 'guesting in eachother's solo-projects'?



Re: End of the Svengali / are there still bands out there?
Reply #1 on: April 07, 2021, 00:28:01
You got me thinking @oorlab . The thing that I've observed from all the quarantines is that the professionals (those without day jobs) rely on touring and merchandise sales to make money and not so much, strangely enough, from streaming and selling music,

To tour they must for the most part have a band, but it does seem you have the good looking head liner being backed by hired guns, Someone starting out doing music as a career path probably has to be part of a band unless it's just them doing a singer/songwriter thing.  Probably if they got attention from a label the talent scout would tell him/her/it  to drop the other guys.

Now a days I think the labels get a part of the touring and merchandise money.  As far as letting loose your creativity, all you need is a computer and some software.
Vince



xx
Names of bands you have formed or played in

Started by Wicked Deeds on The kitchen café

5 Replies
782 Views
Last post November 13, 2013, 22:12:35
by fischermans
xx
The 4 Most Common Mistakes Bands Make With Facebook

Started by fischermans on The kitchen café

3 Replies
768 Views
Last post December 04, 2015, 13:56:28
by Friedemann
xx
the end of the war

Started by rightly on Songs for review

2 Replies
387 Views
Last post June 05, 2019, 13:09:54
by rightly
xx
The end, a beginning

Started by Jamie on Songs for review

7 Replies
783 Views
Last post September 05, 2014, 08:23:06
by Binladeda
xx
The End of Experience

Started by Andrew Jezmund on Songs for review

2 Replies
550 Views
Last post July 25, 2015, 18:16:14
by Dutchbeat