September 25, 2007
Keep your eyes on the prize ...
One of the more ... energetic ... panellists at IMC07 was James Fetzer of Fetzer Music Management. I learned a lot from talking to Jim, but I learned as much from just watching him in action. Let's just say he's an interesting character ...
At one of the panels, the issue of covers bands and the animosity that originals bands have towards them came up. Most of the panelists agreed that this was pointless and that you should consider paying covers as a way to pay for originals, but Jim had a unique response. He argued that covers bands are an originals band's best friend. He put it like this:
"The goal is to walk into a bar and hear someone playing your song."
Sage advice and a great way to keep all of this in perspective. Of course, there are a few ways to make this happen ...Posted by Hughie at September 25, 2007 2:12 PM