in a new interview with Sakis Fragos rock hard greek Cradle of Filth front man Dani Filth He spoke of the decline of the music industry as consumers value access over ownership and experiences over assets. he said (as transcribed) blaver mouse net): “Since then things have only gotten worse…I think 2006 was the year that everything changed from being comfortable for musicians. but [it went to] The advent of the digital age and the emergence of music streaming platforms that don’t pay anyone is only making it more difficult.like spotify They are the world’s biggest criminals. Last year he had 25 million, 6 million views I think, and I personally think he made about £20. This is less than the labor rate per hour.
“For example, the other day my girlfriend had a sick cat. Her cat is very sick and needs life-or-death surgery,” he continued. “She’s a well-known tattooist and posted the following online… go fund me For her cat, she was going to run a raffle so people could win tattoos and more. The thing is, a lot of people were like, ‘Why should we pay for your cat? Are you going to date a millionaire? ’ And she said, ‘Sorry, I don’t think you understand how the music industry works these days. First, he was never a millionaire. Second, I am myself and this has nothing to do with him. “
“I think humans have the following wonderful abilities.” [believe] When you put something like a physical product out there, you make a lot of money out of it. ” filth Added. “They don’t realize that so many people are taking a piece of the pie, the record companies, the management, the accountants. Well blah blah, it doesn’t matter. And if they don’t, they don’t have money, and now the reason people put out limited edition vinyl and stuff is for collectors — they’re the only ones who buy it, others just stream it for free So many bands haven’t toured since the pandemic.Gasoline prices have gone up.Tour bus rental prices have gone up.The cost of living has gone up.Yeah, it’s a very tough time for bands right now.But… It incorporates the idea that people can’t get by just doing their jobs no Having music is a privilege, and music should be given away for free. So I just walk into someone’s store, pick up a pack of bananas, and say, “This is on a tree.” they should be free. I will go out with this. ’ You will be arrested for shoplifting. But it’s okay for people to download it… Even before the album comes out, if you find a fan who’s like, ‘Oh, I have a link to this song,’ and put it up, people will instantly get it. you get sales. People who buy it for the surprise have already heard it and will quickly move on to the next one.
“Yeah, the music industry is on its knees right now,” Dani concluded. “I still enjoy making music. .”
2 months ago, tick talked with Dom Smith I covered the realities of touring post-pandemic in a Soundsphere article, including the rising travel costs of gas, tour buses, hotels and airfare. “We are in a bit of a strange situation at the moment because of the whole Russia scenario,” he said. said. There are so many that the tour is becoming very difficult.
“There are a lot of American bands I’ve heard of, including big bands, but they haven’t toured Europe for a while,” he continued. “Many British and mostly European bands haven’t toured the US for a while. Now, with everything going digital, venues taxing merchandise is the blood of their lives.” There’s even talk of picking up more band merch.” It’s about £30 to get here, but it’s a few thousand pounds for us to get there
“So, yes, everything is hopeless and dark now.” tick Added. “Obviously, everything is circulating, so we’re seeing the whole metal community come back little by little, and be reaffirmed a little bit.”
Financial problems continue to wreak havoc on the tour industry and the economics of doing business aren’t all that positive.
Groups of all sizes are canceling or postponing performances, with some claiming touring is “unsustainable”.
For many medium-sized artists, ticket sales are not enough to cover overhead costs.
last October, shine down have canceled a previously announced show in continental Europe in autumn 2022, citing “economic and logistical aspects of the tour”. anthrax It also canceled shows in continental Europe as part of its fall 2022 tour activities, citing “ongoing logistical issues” and “uncontrollable costs”.
Cradle of Filth Released a live album for the first time in over 20 years. “Trouble and its Double Life”28 April 2023, via napalm records. This LP was recorded during the band’s career from 2014 to 2019 at various performances in the US, Europe, Australia and elsewhere. “cryptoriana” World tour and subsequent dates.
Produced, mixed and mastered by Scott Atkins and whetstone studio Recorded in Suffolk, England Danny B.the brand new live product not only features a slew of fan favorites that span the band’s discography. “Nymphetamine (correction)” , “Aria of Bathory” and “The Blackest Magic in Practice” — There are also two bonus tracks and two completely new songs. “She Is A Fire” and “Demon King Regent”.