Total Fan Boy

Anonymous asked: How does a band like SDF do their bookkeeping? I guess it makes sense that whoever plays on a certain record gets royalties to them by the label, but what about things like merch table sales - what happens when you sell a 7" on tour that had an entirely different line-up than the one playing the show? Who gets paid? Always interested in how DIY bands 'pay themselves'/do accounts.


I don’t think any of us have ever seen a cent from band stuff. With very rare exception, any money coming in is just being reinvested into future endeavors, or to offset the costs of having members all over the country who can’t always afford airfare, etc.

To me, the idea of making money off of music sets up a situation where you are forced to make music to uphold your lifestyle. That sounds shitty.