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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2013-10-18T21:35:08+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=8&t=12928 2013-10-18T21:35:08+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12928&p=122939#p122939 <![CDATA[Re: What Is Our Business Model Now?]]>
There's still a lot of GREAT gigs arond the state but you gotta drive to them AND the worst part of it for 99% of the burnouts I've experienced around the Tampa,Clearwater/ St.Pete areas is - they won't rehearse a show together!
If you don't care to do that then, this is what you get ... a shitty music scene with everyone playing the same old stuff for little to NO pay.
I'm in my 60's and this is all I've done since 1967. I'm heartbroken over it. But ... I won't quit looking for players with the same mindset.
Until then, It'll be solo acoustic (maybe duo if right partner can be found).



Valo

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2013-10-18T21:28:11+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12928&p=122938#p122938 <![CDATA[Re: What Is Our Business Model Now?]]>
After trying for weeks to find out about permits, I gave up as nobody in local Tampa government knows... not even the cops! I see the city set up a kind of flat land amphitheater for the office lunch crowd where the food trucks hover around and there's one scheduled performer per day or something.
That's getting a gig - NOT buskering!
I don't know anymore about anything ...

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2013-04-19T15:48:27+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12928&p=118039#p118039 <![CDATA[Re: What Is Our Business Model Now?]]> Statistics: Posted by AZLBRAX — Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:48 pm


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2013-01-21T00:09:06+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12928&p=115501#p115501 <![CDATA[Re: What Is Our Business Model Now?]]> Statistics: Posted by 447E.14th — Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:09 am


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2012-11-08T00:16:05+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12928&p=114535#p114535 <![CDATA[Re: What Is Our Business Model Now?]]>
I think some of the bluegrass bands I saw years ago at small town festivals probably didn't get paid much at all and had to travel but they made some of it up selling the stuff before, during and after a show. Most were not shy about announcing that they had stuff for sale at the table. It's an old model that must still have some validity.

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2012-11-07T13:09:04+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12928&p=114532#p114532 <![CDATA[Re: What Is Our Business Model Now?]]> Wife and I have a duo and we sell cd's mostly hand to hand. We don't play gigs because her shoulder won't let her play guitar that long.
I have another partner who I do duo stuff and 4 piece stuff with. We take lower pay sometimes just to get out and be noticed. We have no cd as yet but hope to next year.

Street and farmers market playing has been part of our thing too although we have rarely gotten paid very well or locked a good gig out of that. It's still one of our favorite things because we reach so many people and have a good effect. I think it would be cool to have a booth and something to sell and sit back and play for patrons. Some vendors would love for us to play in their booth but won't pay us so.....

If you have gadgets and music to sell online you may make a modest profit. Otherwise it's best to play out of love.

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2012-08-04T18:38:37+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12928&p=113906#p113906 <![CDATA[What Is Our Business Model Now?]]>
But now it's hard to sell music except at gigs or on your website. Forget about getting a record contract. Online downloads has taken care of that unless you go totally pop or get real lucky.

So the question is... how do we make money now. Is it down to...

1. Get fans through various online methods

2. Get gigs (because you have fans now or because you play what the club owner wants to hear)

3. Sell CD's to the people that come to gigs.

Has this become our only business model?

What if you don't want to play lousy gigs?

How do you get to that mid level where you can sell enough music to relax or have enough fans to just play good gigs at larger venues.

Love to hear everyone's thoughts on this?

Rick Honeyboy Hart

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