Poison’s Bret Michaels talked to “The Sports Junkies” on the 106.7 The Fan radio station, where he opened up about bands today that are looking to release their music independently in order to face a much lower cost of entry than the days when vinyl pressings or CD runs were obligatory.
Here’s what Michaels said regarding this:
“Here’s what’s great about the new way of doing stuff: the world can have access immediately to checking out stuff, which is great. So some of the old-school kind of gatekeepers that could decide if a really good upcoming band or talent would make it out to the world, so some of those walls have come down. For that, I love it. I always truly believe everyone deserves that chance.
“I tell people, the great thing is you’re easily exposed. The downside is you can be easily disposed. So the attention span’s way lower. So you’ve still gotta do, like for me growing up, we were playing at the Paradise Bar & Grill and moving the pool table out of the way and handing flyers out.
”And I still think, no matter what you do, number one, you’ve gotta love what you’re doing. And number two, you’ve still gotta take the music to the streets and out to the fans.”