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Weekly Discussion Question Round Thirty Four
Monday, May 11, 2015 at 2:53am in Originals, Weekly Discussion Question

Weekly Discussion Question Round Thirty Four

Howdy, folks! It’s Ern here, and I’ve been thinking about bands and their ‘life spans,’ so to speak. Consider DAZZLE VISION; I thought they would be together for much longer, but 12 years was their cut-off. There are also bands with more years under their belt like L’Arc~en~Ciel with 23 years together, and some with just a few months like IX -NINE-.

Some bands break up after 1-2 years, some live for decades, and some never get the chance to begin activities before breaking up! What qualities must a band have to be able to have a long, successful life?

This question ties in a little to the previous question, where we asked about your favorite new band. As always, please be respectful of others and their opinions. Feel free to comment on this page or via Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.

And if there’s something you’re dying to debate with other fans, let us know!

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  • Val

    1) I think band members should get to know each other in their personal livest first before hiring anyone. If you know how a person is on their off time, it will work out better when the leader/s decide to hire people. Just because someone passes an audition doesn’t mean they aren’t a fly-by-night kind of person. There’s always going to be drama in music but getting to know each other better could deter scammer types better. Working with past members and close friends is a good place to start.

    2) Marketing. This applies to pretty much any business model where you need clients/customers/fanbases of any kind. Doing the work itself is the easy part but if you don’t have anyone to network with it will be really difficult to get your music heard so try to rely on other means of finances besides music and use that for a marketing budget. Easier said than done because band life makes having a personal life difficult but even so, it’s best to try different things to see what works best.

    3) This could be more of a personal preference, but I prefer bands that stay true to their original sound throughout their life than constantly changing styles just to go with the flow. Different bands express themselves in different ways but if a band sounds different now then when they did three to five years ago, then their fans might not appreciate the new sound and just stop listening to them altogether.

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