Music & Current Economic Challenges #2

The Seldon Plan

The Seldon Plan

So here’s what a couple other bands are doing to push through these economic times.

The Seldon Plan: “Touring With Jobs
The Seldon Plan says its best: just because funds are limited doesn’t mean you can’t travel.

“The model of touring [involving a bus and several weeks of shows scheduled across the country] is gone. The recession has made it so that bands have to focus on their geographical areas, which is regionalizing music. We’ll connect with people because we share a geographical location.”
– Michael Nestor -guitar/vox/keys (quote compliments of Baltimore Metromix) 

Tour with a job.  Work your 9-5 and go out of town on the other days of the week.  Maybe you can work out a deal with your employer where you’re working semi-part-time or 40 hours on 4 days of the week instead of 5.  There are ways to make it work. 
Be sure to check out The Seldon Plan‘s myspace. The layout is great.

The Flying Change: “Power in Numbers”
In a recent interview on, Sam Jacobs of The Flying Change makes an excellent point: 

“We’re looking to do as a group what we might not be able to do alone. So, moreso than in the past, we’re trying to form collectives and build entertainment experiences around those collectives rather than just solo artists.”

This is such an excellent idea. Form a collective.  Work off of each other.  Especially if you’re a solo artists, consider forming some type of partnership with other like-minded artists.  Tour together. Instead of booking a show on your own, book for your collective. Networking is key.

Check out this excellent article entitled Recession-Proofing Your Band.  I learned a great deal from what I read.
And also check out Music & Current Economic Challenges #1

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