Originally Posted by Bad Tempered Clavier
It baffles me when, to this day, some people who run small venues still have the attitude "I'll book this band but if they don't bring X amount of people through the door then they don't get booked again etc" - and then simply do nothing themselves to encourage people to come to the event which they have organised. Then they have the nerve to turn around and moan that they lose money by putting on gigs that no one comes to. Well whose fault is that?
Indeed. The venue is responsible for its own promotion. The band is responsible for entertainment. Now of course there's a degree of cross-over in that arrangement, but in order for the most successful outcome for all it certainly entails both sides uphold their end of the bargain. To pin the entire responsibility of a venue's success or survival on "the band" is a very long bow.