Several bands and music artists are opting for the
do-it-yourself route to putting out albums, distributing merchandise, touring,
and marketing themselves. Cutting out the traditional record label means more
money in the pockets of the musicians but it can also mean more money coming
out of their pockets. Still, whatever it costs financially, doing things
yourself might pay off more in the long run (though it means not having the
resources and exposure a label can provide).
In the music industry, it has become a bit difficult to sell
full albums due to advancements in technology that allow streaming or
purchasing of individual songs. Many fans prefer to purchase only the songs
they like instead of a full album for $9.99 or more. The dilemma now is how to
make up these lost profits and generate more revenue in a time where some
physical formats of music are not being sold.
Record labels have been fully
aware of this and have a solution in the form of 360 deals. These deals take a
portion of all of the revenue artists generate including that from merchandise
and ticket sales. About.com
has more information regarding these types of deals.
The hardcore band from Ocala, Florida, A Day to Remember,
recently teamed up the Make A Wish Foundation. It was the dream of Zak Spang to
play on stage with the band. Alternative
Press Magazine reports that during a show in New Jersey, his wish came
A Day to Remember is well known within the rock genre and has played at many
famous music festivals like the Warped Tour. With their upbeat tempos and occasional
screaming vocals, the band can be perceived to be a tough, high-energy band.
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