The ice bucket challenge is a great example of people doing something great to help others. Yet some still finding a way to critique what they’re doing. Please take the time to understand how much awareness it has made. As most of you know if celebrities do it then others will follow. Some say “why not just donate?” well if they wouldn’t have made up the challenged would people be donating as they have been? over one million this weekend alone. So instead of looking for way to criticize this. How about you take the time to understand it? if they do the challenge they donate $10 if they don’t they “have” to donate $100
Well it’s completely normal for a parent or anyone to get little concern on anyone that wants to get into the music business. Specially as a Merch person. You see doing any job as a career is hard and even more difficult to make a career in the touring business. You see you can be prepared, educated, even have some experience and that still won’t give you an edge. Touring is a who knows who, who worked for who and word of mouth. Sometimes it’s not about hiring the right person for the job but hiring the least expensive person. I know it wrong because cheap ends up being more expensive. But most managers don’t get the importance of having someone with experience or a person that has increased sales. As they think in numbers and although numbers never lie sometimes making an investment pays off big time.
So going back to “is there an easy way to explain to your parents about touring”. The answer is no. All I have to say try first getting on a tour before you think of telling your parents you want to go on tour.
You don’t chose to tour, touring chooses you.