ORIGINAL: apathetic lurker
I would say that they need to sell it(download style) themselves without a record company. Much less overhead,Can sell it cheaper so many might try it that otherwise wouldn't etc.... Best part is they get to keep most of the profits minus expenses. Don't know how many members in a band but figure at least 4. Each needs a cut, so basically they wont get really rich being with a label unless they go huge.
Do you have any specific site that do that selling for you?
Because I doubt that you were thinking that they setup a site, and invest in marketing of it? (that would be too costly for a small band with limited resources)
Thanks. Sorry for asking, I am no expert in this.
I can't vouch for the site but something like this might be useful. They can put samples of songs there for promotional purposes.
I found it via the Line 6 forums. You can go through their forums (and similar ones) for more ideas.
Basically, look to see what others are doing to get a start. Then keep plugging away. Since they're a European band, that seems focused on making good music, I'd suggest they try to build a following over there first. The audience will likely be more receptive. It's not likely any US companies would be interested in them. At least not until they've got 25k+ downloads and thousands of Myspace friends. Even then it's unlikely unless they've got something that distinguishes them from millions of other talented musicians in the world. Generally that means "sex appeal". For every discerning music lover there are 100 kids that buy a song because they think the lead singer is hot (or cool). Video killed the radio star and then American Idol came along and desecrated the body.
If I sound discouraging it's because there are few career paths as discouraging as one in the music business. However, it is possible to reach the brass ring and at least hold it for awhile. Boldness and dogged persistence can pay off.
Good luck to you. I liked what little I heard of the band's music.
Hey thanks Man!!
I have phoned lead guitar player (he also composed all stuff) and told the what you said and he said "Super!". We appreciate your help!
Heh, they are talented. I am glad that you like their songs. I just got CD with 11 songs of them and they have also new song for new CD but that is still not recorded, mixed, digitally edited. Well, today you can make music in your home with Acid or something.
I like their song Shakira, and they have few more good numbers. Lead guitar is one of the best guitar players in Croatia (that sound pompous but it is and this is small country but anyway...).
I am more into The Clash...
There is nice small anedote about The Clash & Rolling Stones.
Well, it was 1981. (or 1982), I've read that on one book about The Clash, and The Clash challenged Rolling Stones to play one VS. concert in LA. So The Clash vs. Rolling Stones.
Guess what, Rolling Stones got **** in the pants (CHICKENS! )
and didn't accepted the challenge.
Now when I hear how The Clash were playing in 1981. I can understand why. Heh.