December 13, 2010

Tico on Bon Jovi going Indie

Hmm, interesting. At first I thought they meant a new genre venture...but they mean the label/management aspect of Indie. Good! Maybe the freakin prices will go down.

Tico Torres, the drummer for Bon Jovi, can see the writing on the wall for the group being a major label band. It's only a matter of time before they go Indie.

“We are still on a major label but we can see the writing on the wall,” Tico tells Undercover News.

Part of the problem, he says, is that the old model doesn’t work in the current world. “It was a conglomerate machine that was invented many years ago which in essence owned and manipulated bands but also gave bands a chance to get some upfront money that was again recoupable,” he says. “The companies always made a lot of money of it. It got to a point where the price of records were so dear for the buying public that as soon as the internet came in there was there was another avenue for people to listen to music”.

Tico advises acts today to think before signing. “So you have to think out of the box now, new bands especially. You can’t go that way,” he says. “You should maybe release your own thing and do it through the internet. It’s just a different way of thinking. You can’t follow the old rules. Thats a dead soldier. Its just hanging on by threads”.

Bon Jovi are currently on tour in Australia.


1 comment:

Karen said...

This article makes the song "The More Things Change" make a lot more sense to me now.

I am wondering if Jon will be setting up a indie label during the down time... HMMMMM