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Date d'inscription : 20/05/2012
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MessageSujet: DOCKER CALLS   Jeu 16 Mai - 20:28


This came through last night from Douglas Docker, the man in the middle of the epic Docker's Guild
progressive rock concept album. It makes for an interesting read, which
after I posted on Facebook, continued on with an informative discussion
with Douglas. The statement is below and the Facebook comments are at:

"Announcement: effective immediately, the Docker's Guild
project is suspended until further notice. It doesn't mean it's
canceled, but I can't justify keeping spending money with no returns. I
have a hole of �50,000 between the first album and the Darwin's Tears
viideo that just won't come back, and it makes no sense for me to have
my wife work 40 hours a week to pay my bills. I need to focus on earning
money and I can't do that while I spend my days managing and promoting
Docker's Guild with no results.
We've had almost no support or coverage from the press, very little from
the label, no support from most of the special guests (truly bizarre as
it would have been good promo for them as well...), the "fans" have
sucked us dry with piracy. To move on we need to pay to go on tour, pay
to go on the radio, pay the press to get simple news out, pay for the
merch, pay for the promo, pay the band, pay to record, pay for
everything. This mafia has to stop and until WE get paid to lift a
finger everything will grind to a halt. I refuse to be part of this game
and watch this industry cannibalize itself. It's high time to put the
music and its creators at the center again instead of the parasites.
Because without US there is no press, no labels, no downloads, no tours,
A HUGE thank you to all the real fans that have been supporting the
project by buying the CD, the merch, advertising and promoting us. YOU
guys are great! I MIGHT open a crowd funding at some point to see if the
next album can be financed that way. In the meantime, enjoy Season 1.
I'm very proud of it and will try my best to make the next one even
better. Horns up!"

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