Volbeat Frontman Says Musicians Don't Make Money From Records

10/22/2013
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(Classic Rock) Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen tells Classic Rock that musicians can't make money from record sales alone anymore and he blames the downloading generation for the decline of record sales.

He says: "Some people out there don't really get what musicians are trying to do. Because let's be honest, selling records doesn't put food on the table any more it's touring. But some fans just think 'oh, here comes the same CD with some live bonus tracks so they can try and cash in.'

"You know what it isn't about that because you can't sell records to make money anymore. It's more about giving the fans something special and trying to get the CD sales back again from all the downloading.

"I don't think downloading has any soul or spirit. I personally don't download anything. I like to hunt for the record or the movie that I want. No musician these days are earning good money from selling records, it's all about live shows. That's what the fans have to understand we are not trying to just make easy bucks, we are trying to get the record sales back in the stores again instead of people just sitting at home and doing it on the internet. It is actually killing the music industry. I get it now why bands have releases in those different formats. I think it's a really good idea." He had more to say including some of the band's future plans.

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Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission.

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