I totally understand what Fish is saying about touring and doing gigs where he can do more than break even. With Spotify and streaming music, fewer and fewer people buy albums, and so, to make money, the artist has to tour. However, touring can only be viable where it turns a profit. We should all understand this and thank God for the gigs the bands do put on, and do what we can to travel distances to see them and support them.
In the 70s a hot single could make a band millions. Today, even the top bands and artists don’t make enough on a hit single to not have to tour. Streaming should be used to listen and trial an album but we should all go out and buy it if we like it and help today’s bands and artists to make money.
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