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Paul Weller: "If you’re playing clubs, you’re not making money."

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The Modfather weighs in the state of things:

It’s always been tough, but it’s much, much tougher.

It’s a bit of a fallacy to say, “Even if your records aren’t selling, you can make money playing live.” You have to get to a certain level [to break even]. If you’re playing clubs, you’re not making money.

It’s tough. Young bands really only get one shot – you make a few singles, or a record, and that’s it. If they don’t hit, they don’t get a chance to make their second record. You think of a lot of bands – like us [the Jam] – they didn’t get a hit until later. [In the current climate], we wouldn’t have gotten to make that third album [their commercial and stylistic breakthrough, “All Mod Cons”].

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Very sad and very true. Veteran artists from other genres say the exact same thing.
 




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