Re: You have to “make it” outside your own country first
To Pocket and DED - I see, yep, I stand corrected.
I played in a band, well, a duo which never found a regular bassist, with a guitarist in the late 70s who a few years later played in a band that did well in Japan and Europe but were pretty well unknown in Oz. Ironically, he played bass in that group
There was another band, The Hard Ons, who my 80s band supported in a small bar one time. A few years later they are big in the Europe indie scene, much bigger than they were here.
Yeah, the game is very different now. Globalisation and the net have greatly increased both opportunities for exposure and the competition.