03:55 PM on 08/01/13
Sound advice and straight to the point: bands can never stop creating and being hungry. What some bands (maybe) fail to realize is that they need the label more than the labels need them. This isn't always true, but I would argue that today it most definitely is. If the band doesn't deliver, the label can find one that is more committed and hungry, who absolutely will deliver. It's as simple as that.
I would also say that smaller labels, who help smaller bands, need to share equal workload when pushing the music. That's not to say the band should use bullshit tactics - ie twitter and "follow" bait I see all the time in this scene - but they need to care about their music just as much as the labels who are taking a chance and representing them.
"Lazy" is a crucial word in this write up.