We live in an age where the Internet is considered the most important tool for broadcasting news and information quickly.
A tool that can be incredibly useful for artists to promote their work.
Whether it is an emerging band or one of the biggest names in the music scene, this global interconnection is a great asset to gain greater recognition or to revitalize the interest of the world.
While perhaps also winning over new fans.
Now, in 2020, many new talented bands are being unveiled via YouTube, Bandcamp, Spotify, and other music websites.
You just have to know where to look, but also each band to use the medium properly to promote their melodies.
There are certainly a number of shout-outs against the record labels for their high sales prices of the records, which has led to an increase of piracy.
A part for which the bands are also responsible, leaving their work fully at the mercy and exploitation of the record labels.
From the selling price of their records to allow them to influence the sound of the band.
But this is a completely different (and more time consuming) matter that we will “take on” in the future…
Making the difference
Behind all this online chaos and profit management, there is a band that seems to be making its own revolution, to the benefit of its fans.
But theirs too! A benefit reflected by the ever-growing audience in their live appearances.
We are talking about the Canadians Dopethrone who, via Bandcamp, are promoting their work in a different way.
Through the website, any user can purchase digital copies of the records of bands by paying the corresponding fee, as determined by their record label or the band itself.
But Dopethrone has chosen a different approach.
All their records are available for purchase/download… at any price the user chooses!
Anyone can download their disks simply by filling in the desired amount. Which of course can also be zero.
It is a way to show their gratitude to their audience while also proving that profit does not come from high monetary demands.
The profit comes from quality and respect towards the audience, who know how to reward their favorite band.
After all, history proves it… The greatest gain for a band comes from the CONCERTS!