This a real shame, and I've seen it here in San Diego.."PROMOTERS" suck you in by playing a great venue, then expect you to sell loads of presale...notice i say..."EXPECT YOU...NOT THE PROMOTER" to sell tickets and promote the show. So in this article there are 6 bands, THEY have to SELL 75 tickets...then GIVE the MONEY to the PROMOTER...$750...for a 30 minute set. $750 x 6 = A SHITLOAD OF MONEY, then gives the Venue Half and pockets the rest....an easy 2 Grand for not doing a damn thing!!!! Yes it is great playing a reputable venue but when a band doesn't even AT THE LEAST get ONE free drink?? Come on.....
This is bloody outrageous. $750 to play 30 minutes at the House of Blues on a weekday night FROM SIX DIFFERENT BANDS! Talk about sucking the blood out of the local music scene. These vampires should be boycotted. This is a PR nightmare. About the same as a media report saying your restaurant gives customers hepatitis. How could a corporation as big as House of Blues/Live Nation do such a
This kind of "promoting" needs to end in SD for there ever to be a viable local music scene again. There are few places for a local band to perform anymore without getting screwed. But this degree of extortion is, almost unparalleled . It makes it really hard to want to continue playing in this city.
I'm proud and glad musicians this young are Bringing attention to such issues as this, it's promoting like this that keeps young bands out of big venues and makes it difficult for new music to get the exposure it needs and deserves. I personally would love to help this band get the chance to play. Where do I sign up
Oceanside hard-rockers Red Wizard find that "it’s hard for a band to get any exposure now unless they’re paying for it."