In your opinion, what are the chances that a band of the same caliber as early Dire Straits in terms of quality, would have any success in putting the record out today, given the fact that record labels aren’t catering to rock music at all; and have any success after putting a record out, as there is no way to connect to the audience? There’s no advance, no tour support, if you want to play rock music of any kind, you’re pretty much doing it at your own expence. It’s true it’s not about the money, but you can say that as long as you actually can make a living off of playing music. It’s not important if you sell 100 or 10 million records, or if you play Wembley stadium or Wembley arena, but if you sell a hundred of CD’s, and play venues of 50 people, without day job, you’re dead. And people talk about how it’s easy to get noticed today over social media and stuff, but let’s face it, there is very little chance to make it without a record deal. And even when you hear a rock song on TV or the radio, you can often hear a guitar being left out at some parts of the song, or cutting out solos etc. It seems that rock reached a dead end. Maybe you can do something if you are willing or able to fund yourself, but how many bands really can?
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