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Udo Dirkschneider’s advice to new band: ‘Don’t sign a contract with a record company’

UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER's advice to new band: 'Don't sign a contract with a record company'

in a new interview with chaoszinthe former accept and current You do front man Udo Dirkschneider Talked about the changes he saw in the music industry more than five decades ago. He Said (As Written by) BLABBERMOUTH.NET🙂 “There have certainly been some changes in the music business. [Laughs] Yeah, it’s not like the 80s anymore. Certainly CD sales are going down. On one hand, we might get lucky with our kind of music – people really want to be physical. [product] We are not in their hands [as affected by the music streaming revolution] As has happened, for example, in pop music or whatever. But it’s like, in fact, you’re selling fewer albums. I think the biggest problem is for the youth band. They can’t sell that many albums, and the record companies don’t have enough money to support them for long.

“I saw some bands, really good bands, they’re coming, and sometimes after a year, after two years, they [don’t] now exists; They’re gone,” he continued. “It’s completely different than it was in the ’80s. when i started with accept‘We want to make money after five albums,’ the record company said. Can you imagine – after five albums? and were putting [a lot of] money in [the promotion], But I think these days are over. [Laughs] I know.

“For me, I know record companies hate me for it, for me, to advise young bands, first, believe in what you’re doing, [your] type of music, and [second]Don’t sign a contract with a record company.” You do added. “Just try to make your album on your own. I mean, now with all these technical things, it’s possible; I know. Then sell the album on the internet. Just maybe a guy – you pay him I can’t know how much money is in a month – he can go to all the metal sites and say, ‘Hey, there’s a new album.’ And make your own video clips too. I mean, you can do that with all these modern mobile phones; the quality is great. And then all the money, it’s going to the band. That’s what I say for young bands. I can do it all on my own and not [sign] Contract [with a record label]so all the money [goes to] You. If someone asks me, do so. well, maybe the record companies hate me more now [for saying that]But anyway, I don’t care.”

You do Currently promoting his upcoming album, “Dead Ways”which will release on April 22 through nuclear fire record, Billed as “his most personal and extraordinary album to date”, the effort includes 17 cover versions of songs that most influenced the musician and singer. There are all kinds of classics in music history—including ones you might not expect You do,

seven years after it was announced that he would go on a special tour during which he would perform accept one last time under Dirkschneider Banner before closing that chapter for good, You do continues to play accept Content in select shows.

one year ago, You do Canada is confirmed metal voice She You do Some will “definitely” play accept Songs If the band’s North American tour is completed in 2022.

Dirkschneider Said in 2016 that his resolve to never play accept The material again came with a caveat. “If the band accept One day in the near future dissolves and I’m still together You doSo there’s a chance that I put accept songs are back in the setlist,” he said. “But currently there is acceptso go see them [if you want to see those songs performed live], They are playing these songs.”

You do Said earlier that the original plan was for Dirkschneider Only for “Some Shows” and “Then” [the tour] got bigger and bigger [due to demand]But, he added, “I don’t want to complain about it.”

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