The music industry continues to lose power every day. Album sales have passed the very decline, that because illegal downloading is grown and alive everyday.
Anthrax bassist Frank Bello talked about it, his recently interview in the latest episode of Fret 12 series “The Sound And The Story”. According to Bello, we haven’t music industry anymore. He says (transcriped by Blabbermouth):
“As we all know, there’s no music industry. That’s why Anthrax plays so much. I mean, every band has to tour more. We started this tour off with… Now we’re on a six-[shows]-in-a-row [schedule], and that’s a break. Six in a row is a break. This is the way it is now — you have to go out and make the money. As I say, the blue-collar thing comes into play, and that work ethic kind of works in your mind. You have to stay on the road. I don’t normally have this hoarse voice every say, but with this [kind of touring schedule], you do. Illegal downloading is alive and well. You put out a record, even the biggest of big bands don’t sell what they used to. You accept it, ’cause that’s just the way it is. You have to be on the road and package the bands together to get the most people in there.”
Now the bands has made a new album for many years, like Tool or Metallica. Because now, albums does not bring the money. For this reason, bands are turning to give concert more. We understand them very well.
You can watch to Fret 12 series “The Sound And The Story” below: