#1
I swear now-a-days no one supports the music
it's so hard to get people to get out there and support you
Even with lame gimmicks and advertising the myspace page on the internet... it's just impossible

but then again i'm biased because of my experience and i live in LA
...discuss...
#7
Quote by WhiteSummer23
I swear now-a-days no one supports the music
it's so hard to get people to get out there and support you
Even with lame gimmicks and advertising the myspace page on the internet... it's just impossible

but then again i'm biased because of my experience and i live in LA
...discuss...


I've spent more money on cds in the past year then you have in your entire life. Not only do I support independat record retailers in my area, I also order bands merchandise online if I cannot find it anywhere else.

Also, I attend local shows that take place at our DIY venue. Yup.

And L.A. has so many good bands, I'm envious.
#10
Quote by technicolour
I've spent more money on cds in the past year then you have in your entire life. Not only do I support independat record retailers in my area, I also order bands merchandise online if I cannot find it anywhere else.

Also, I attend local shows that take place at our DIY venue. Yup.

And L.A. has so many good bands, I'm envious.



You're one in a million my friend.


Nobody cares about the scene in my town.
#11
I listened to your music, and there's a reason for it.

For a start, LA will be one of the most difficult places in the world to break. And for seconds, right now, you're completely sub-standard.

I'm not trying to be a knob, I'm just saying that keep working at it, and don't expect everything to happen soon, because you've got a lot to learn.
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#14
Quote by rabidguitarist
I listened to your music, and there's a reason for it.

For a start, LA will be one of the most difficult places in the world to break. And for seconds, right now, you're completely sub-standard.

I'm not trying to be a knob, I'm just saying that keep working at it, and don't expect everything to happen soon, because you've got a lot to learn.


pretty much hits the nail on the head
#16
your music really needs alot of improvement. And honestly, if you're music is awesome, people will support it.
#17
Hey, theatre has it worse. Trust me.

Nobody appreciates the arts enough in general. It's all about sports. Maybe less so in Europe...but in North America, definitely it's all about sports. Which is terrible. Not dissing sports, they're fine, but the arts deserve so much more.
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whoa man this is turning into the Dream Theater appreciation thread!!! If only every thread kicked this much ass!


You're welcome
#20
First off the vocals need work badly, as in vocal lessons or just alot of practice. and the toy instrument is going to be a real killer if you are trying to get exposed, it sounded cute at first but eventually started reminding me of Tiny Tim so thats not really a compliment.

sorry if this all sounds harsh, but you should point in a more serious direction first, and then when they have you...you could get away with bringing toy isntruments back into the fold.
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#21
Quote by WolfBlackRiver
First off the vocals need work badly, as in vocal lessons or just alot of practice. and the toy instrument is going to be a real killer if you are trying to get exposed, it sounded cute at first but eventually started reminding me of Tiny Tim so thats not really a compliment.

sorry if this all sounds harsh, but you should point in a more serious direction first, and then when they have you...you could get away with bringing toy isntruments back into the fold.



that's a very good point with the toy instruments
(im not the vocalist though)
but actually to be honest, we've been working on some more stripped down serious songs as of late
the instruments became overwhelming and not playable live
#24
Quote by WhiteSummer23
that's a very good point with the toy instruments
(im not the vocalist though)
but actually to be honest, we've been working on some more stripped down serious songs as of late
the instruments became overwhelming and not playable live


So you acknowledge that you're not that serious, not that consistent and you've realized your material doesn't work live... and wonder why you don't have a ton of screaming fans following you around?
#26
get people who know your band and like your band, usually some sort of firends of yours but still, and get them to tell people about you. also, make sure all your songs are as good as they can be and make sure you are a good live band.
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#27
Quote by Aziraphale
So you acknowledge that you're not that serious, not that consistent and you've realized your material doesn't work live... and wonder why you don't have a ton of screaming fans following you around?


haha
i'm not asking for a ton of screaming fans
i just don't see why more people are NOT encouraging towards musicians
especially in LA and i'm not just speaking for myself
#28
well the last time LA was a booming music scene was right before the downfall of hair metal:P, Jacksonville where i live is booming majorly in the music scene, move to florida! start a new band, get your name out there doing some acoustic open mics etc...or open mics there, but once again remove the goofy aspects for a while and focus just on song writing.
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#29
hey TS, make better music, play better shows, get better fans, make a better CD, be a better band. it's not just going to come to you when you release your first little record. (unless you are some over-produced disney artist, which you aren't)

and to top it all off, you have to compete with bands like Ultimate Amazing. give them a listen or seven thousand.

myspace.com/ultimateamazing
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#30
Quote by WolfBlackRiver
well the last time LA was a booming music scene was right before the downfall of hair metal:P, Jacksonville where i live is booming majorly in the music scene, move to florida! start a new band, get your name out there doing some acoustic open mics etc...or open mics there, but once again remove the goofy aspects for a while and focus just on song writing.


i'm looking to go to portland
if anyone has any information on that
#31
Quote by loganrocksabass
hey TS, make better music, play better shows, get better fans, make a better CD, be a better band. it's not just going to come to you when you release your first little record. (unless you are some over-produced disney artist, which you aren't)

and to top it all off, you have to compete with bands like Ultimate Amazing. give them a listen or seven thousand.

myspace.com/ultimateamazing


i must say ultimate amazing was a trip
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#32
Quote by WhiteSummer23
haha
i'm not asking for a ton of screaming fans
i just don't see why more people are NOT encouraging towards musicians
especially in LA and i'm not just speaking for myself


Make friends with people, go to parties, be social, hang around places where you know there are people who might like your music. If they like you as a person they'll come to your show, if your show kicks ass then they will tell their friends and there will be more people on your next gig. This way, my band went from playing under the most humiliating circumstances, to playing proper shows for no people, to selling out smaller clubs and getting booked for larger festivals. This took 2 years of relentless work. And we still do everything we can to keep it personal with our supporters, send them newsletters on the mail and add personal smalltalk for each person and so on (asking "how's the dog feeling btw?" or "how are you liking the new school?" is enough). When there are new faces at our shows we try to talk to them.

It is hard work to do all this but it's well worth it, we're even making good money on it now.
#33
Quote by WhiteSummer23
haha
i'm not asking for a ton of screaming fans
i just don't see why more people are NOT encouraging towards musicians
especially in LA and i'm not just speaking for myself

Maybe they just don't like the music?
#34
Quote by Aziraphale
Make friends with people, go to parties, be social, hang around places where you know there are people who might like your music. If they like you as a person they'll come to your show, if your show kicks ass then they will tell their friends and there will be more people on your next gig. This way, my band went from playing under the most humiliating circumstances, to playing proper shows for no people, to selling out smaller clubs and getting booked for larger festivals. This took 2 years of relentless work. And we still do everything we can to keep it personal with our supporters, send them newsletters on the mail and add personal smalltalk for each person and so on (asking "how's the dog feeling btw?" or "how are you liking the new school?" is enough). When there are new faces at our shows we try to talk to them.

It is hard work to do all this but it's well worth it, we're even making good money on it now.


that's priceless advice, thanks dude
#35
Quote by rabidguitarist
I listened to your music, and there's a reason for it.

For a start, LA will be one of the most difficult places in the world to break. And for seconds, right now, you're completely sub-standard.

I'm not trying to be a knob, I'm just saying that keep working at it, and don't expect everything to happen soon, because you've got a lot to learn.



You seem like an honest person, would you review my music?

www.myspace.com/barretunison

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