How to Make Money with Band Merch (Without Destroying the Tour) 

With the long-time decline of traditional album sales and song-streaming royalties that pay little except for the very best-performing tracks, bands are struggling to make even a modest living or generate supplemental income from their music. More bands than ever (folk, blues, and otherwise) are finding the only viable to make money is to go on tour. Even then, a cut of the door sales may barely be enough to break even, if that. Often, the profit-making difference lies in the band’s merch table….[MORE]