Jim Carroll

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OTR column – when the sums don’t add up for your band

Fight Like Apes’ decision to call it a day shows the financial difficulties and obstacles alternative acts face in making a living

Fri, Nov 11, 2016, 15:28

   

You’ll find this week’s On the Record column from The Ticket here. “The live industry is now a key income driver because music fans are live music nuts and go to gigs and festivals all year round. The problem is that this is not great unless you’re a band with an international touring schedule. There are only so many times every year an established Irish band can play the Dublin/Cork/Galway/Dundalk/Limerick circuit without people losing interest. Add in an annual festival appearance or two and you’re at saturation point.”