posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 10:43 PM
reply to post by RicoMarston
According to the latest billboard earnings data that was released MUSE made 5+ Million last year touring. MUSE getting little to no radio play could
just be a factor of the market that the stations and advertisers have chosen to target with the format doesn't support band like MUSE.
There are reasonable explanations for why certain bands don't get played on the radio. Phish made 10 million last year.
The figures given don't include the following.
What our figures don't include: revenue from merchandise sales, sponsorships, synchronization deals, international tour dates, songwriter
performance royalties from terrestrial radio play, DVDs and ringtones. Why? There just isn't enough of that kind of data available across the whole
Lupe also got a huge radio push before his album dropped, but Lupe still sold over 200 thousand copies in it's first week. In the current business
climate that the music industry is in, that is a huge number of units sold the first week.
The point that I'm trying to make is that as much as everyone would like to think that there is a huge conspiracy in the music industry to keep acts
that go against the status quo out of the mainstream, just isn't true. Some examples that support this is bands like Rage Against the Machine, their
music talks about anarchy and vigilante justice. System of a Down is another one, they make music about wanting a pure communist society. Hell, look
at almost the entire Rap genre. There are countless acts and albums and mixtapes that talk about vigilante justice and songs that get huge air
I understand this is a conspiracy website, but the fact is the Entertainment industry thrives off of controversy. The more controversy means the more
people talk and the more people talk means the more free advertising and promotion they get. There are only a few requirements they need to fulfill,
one is that they can attract a paying customer and that they are marketable enough to expand and possibly cross over to other markets.
Believe me, if an act that made music about how all the heads of the governments are reptilians or grey aliens, or all leaders in the world are blood
related and its a conspiracy to make us all slaves to an extraterrestrial race and they were selling out venues, major labels and indie labels would
be all over them trying to sign them to a record deal because they are fulfilling the requirement the label is looking for.
Edit To Add:
Of course a band mentioned in my last paragraph wouldn't ever sign to a label for obvious reasons though,
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