[Dixielandjazz] The Ultimate Showcase?
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Tue Oct 31 10:44:01 PST 2006
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Sent: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 9:27 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] The Ultimate Showcase?
I wonder what would happen if Mighty Aphrodite went here?
Been there and done that !!
The girls would probably meet some handsome prince with an MBA and
run off and marry him and give up music. :))
Lot's of parties you bet, as well as Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll,
lots of bookings for the bands nope not usually for more than a small
handful with rock solid connections and political clout. Not unlike
the OKOM Festival scene.
They aren¹t expecting instant rock stardom. Yeah right ?? :))
"We want to be able to play our songs and never grow up," Mr. Gallivan
said, laughing. "The moment it
becomes work or it feels like it's a job, it defeats the purpose of it.
That attitude is exactly what has decimated the live music field for a
long time !! not to mention spawned thousands of hobby bands who have
no desire to "WORK" THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AS A CAREER.
The goal is to be able to live off of it. "We'd like to be able to pay
Organizations like CMJ are living off of it very well thanks to the
thousands of kids like Mr. Gallivan supporting them with his daddy's
credit cards etc.
Then the young man needs to learn some real work ethics as it relates
to this industry, or he will remain on the PAY to PLAY or almost play
in the case of showcases, at CMJ which is a big big cash cow for
extracting fees from wannabe artists.
I am sure if Mighty Aphrodite checks out he costs factor and expenses
to to go there they too would pass.
The available live performance money available in the College market
today is not that great compared to the expenses of going to this
conference to try and break into it. Your money can be much better
spent just marketing yourself direct to the 1400 + colleges direct most
of whom cannot afford to hire a traveling act anyway, at least not one
that is outside their region.
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