Jake Sorich 
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Re: “Don't Listen Here

See this isn't an issue of "Josh vs. Nickleback" as far as I see it.
Nickleback will play your back yard if you pay them enough. It comes down to the local promoter who needs ticket sales to ensure that he makes back what he invested to bring them in.
So yeah, Nickleback probably doesn't care that you're writing this. They'll just shrug it off and continue to sip champagne in their mansions. It's the local guy you're screwing over because you're basically saying "You're a dipshit for bringing them in"
and, maybe they are from an artistic standpoint, but to them a lot of times it all comes back to numbers.
Nickleback, whether you like them or hate them, draws a crowd to their shows, no matter what is written about them.
Why waste your time ruining your relationship with people giving your community some form of entertainment when you can give the space to an act or show who you feel more needs the space to promote what they're bringing in.

Where I'm from unfortunately we don't have a lot of entertainment options. We're not a big city so if one promoter leaves town, that leaves a big hole. So yeah, I personally wouldn't write a long, congratulatory piece on Nickleback, but I would do enough so the promoter didn't feel like I was enticing him to never come here again.

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Posted by Jake Sorich on 06/08/2012 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Don't Listen Here

Is this a review of the concert? That's a slippery slope my friend if this is meant to be an article.
You might not like Nickleback, but you know, some people do. I'm not a promoter, but I do write about concerts and shows for a living for a newspaper.

My belief has always been, while I might not like a show, other people likely do or else why would they be bringing this here? And, furthermore, by just trashing a show before it comes all but ruins the relationship you have with promoters in your area. Now, this doesn't mean you have to write how awesome every concert is that comes through. No, but you can be fair and present the facts without saying how you like or dislike it.

By doing this, which yeah, it IS funny, it's telling the promoter that you can't be trusted to help them get the word out about any of their future shows. Who knows, maybe they might bring in a band you like someday. You don't know, but now it won't matter because they're not going to let you even know they're coming.

So, my point is while a promoter doesn't always bring in acts you like, they're bringing them in, spending their money to get them here and deserve the same kind of respect and fairness that you give everyone else, until they prove otherwise.

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Posted by Jake Sorich on 06/08/2012 at 12:30 PM

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