Reply To: Second Teargarden EP

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All joking aside, it’s not news that bands don’t make money selling albums. Has anyone heard of the bands who sold millions of albums but were dirt poor? It’s likely that the money they make from selling the limited physical product to the fans is to cover the cost of recording and producing the physical product of said songs released on the record. Billy was just smart enough to realize the potential of \"free\" music a long time ago. Bands make money from 1. Touring and 2. Merch; The more fans brought in by the \"free\" music, the more people there are to buy over priced tickets to the shows, and expensive tshirts or whatever other merch they decide to sell at the shows. I think that is why the sucessful artist today are touring constantly and selling merch like crazy. Maybe I’ve missed the mark, but that’s where I see things in the current music world…