Music Man–Hitting the Road and Learning a Lot

There's a new Music Man column up on our sister site Atlanta Music Guide. Here's a taste:

I just spent the last week on tour in England with a
band I work very closely with, Manchester Orchestra. This is a band that
regularly spends two hundred to two hundred fifty days a year on the road, so comparatively
what I did was nothing, but it was enough to get a peek into the lives of
people who we as an industry, and more accurately we as a label, completely
depend on. If I had my way I would insist that everyone who does what I do for
a living experience what I just did. Not because it’s cool to live the rock n
roll life for a few days, although it definitely was, but because we should all
know and understand first hand what band life is like. We all grow up with the
perception that being a rock star is the easiest, coolest job on earth, and
don’t get me wrong, it definitely has a very large upside, but it also has a
side to it that we tend to forget about. The absence of family, friends,
stability, comfort, and overall familiarity with whatever place you happen to
be in, can weigh heavy on anyone who experiences this on a daily basis,
especially when the return is paid off in potential,
not immediate earnings.

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