I came across this article from Metal Injection this morning, which is meant to represent the troubles experienced by mid-level bands as they work to make their living under a “music for free; money from tour” model. Written by Shane Blay of Oh, Sleeper, Shane’s breakdown of band finances shows how little money his touring band makes on the road.
This does not represent my experience on the road at all, and fortunately, it is not the only way to tour. Any band can make a few small changes to guarantee they are able to come out ahead, and keep themselves on the road. Continue reading