Originally Posted by Stompmosher
Illegal downloading................nuff said. They have no money, all spent on making the album. No roadies or support as a result.
not really true. most of the time tour support doesn't come from album sales. You get guarantees from each venue. your booking agent will book an entire tour and tell you how much you will make along the way. most bands benefit in their live shows from illegal downloading as it gets them more people to the shows which in return gets them larger audiences and larger guarantees from each venue. in this case with prong there just isn't a big draw so they are limited to touring in a crappy van and not having a proper road crew. After all is said and done they might bring in a few hundred bucks a night.
there are some very large bands that never really see any money from their CD sales it depends on their contracts