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hutch

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Re: Musicological banter
« Reply #3225 on: August 14, 2023, 11:03:21 am »
That’s horrible

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Re: Musicological banter
« Reply #3226 on: August 14, 2023, 03:47:42 pm »
welp since there is no photological banter thread

This is just such a great shot
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Re: Musicological banter
« Reply #3227 on: August 16, 2023, 09:32:02 am »
Seems like it's going to be harder and harder for smaller UK bands to ever tour the US in the future.  A band posted they paid $5800 for a US visa with more fees to come. 

oh wait they are all probably socialists anyways, who needs them on our shores...

 
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Re: Musicological banter
« Reply #3228 on: August 16, 2023, 09:38:45 am »
  A band posted they paid $5800 for a US visa with more fees to come. 
What!
are visa fees that high to come from UK to US?  that doesn't sound right, is there some sort of 'entertainment visa' that is more expensive
I can see transit (especially if they are bringing all their gear), lodging and food being the bulk of the cost, but if you have add $6k ...yikes
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« Reply #3229 on: August 16, 2023, 10:02:52 am »
Think this is accurate and at one point earlier in the year there were proposals to raise them even higher, think that one was backed off from.

In February Simon Raymonde of Cocteau Twins fame, and obviously others, who now runs Bella Union stated they were going to raise the cost of a visa from currently approximately $500 per person to $1650 so it would cost upwards of 10K just to get at four piece band to the States.

I believe there is a special lower cost limited visa bands/artists can use for shows at SXSW and showcases usually only LA or NYC.

Here's the tweet about where the  proposed visa cost changes stand from Future of Music Coalition

https://twitter.com/future_of_music/status/1679899000990838811?s=20

 Great news! Remember how in January we heard that Homeland Security was proposing to triple the visa fees for international artists, making it impossible for many artists to tour the US? Artists, venues, arts presenters, and fans all filed comments opposing the fee hike. Well…
DHS has announced that they are going to delay any final rulemaking on the visa fees until March 2024, and continue to review public feedback.  That's an encouraging sign and an organizing victory worth celebrating!

more details in the thread

but yes fees and processing time is really causing issues for international touring artist in the US.

plus UK artists now have even more fees trying to go to EU.


 
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Re: Musicological banter
« Reply #3230 on: August 16, 2023, 10:30:11 am »
so it would cost upwards of 10K just to get at four piece band to the States.

I believe there is a special lower cost limited visa bands/artists can use for shows at SXSW and showcases usually only LA or NYC.
damn
also was wondering why a band would make the effort to get across the pond to only do just 1-2 dates, but this answers it

is this some sort of protectionist tariff created by the 'recording and touring artists of the US' to discourage artists from coming here
nuts
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Justin Tonation

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Re: Musicological banter
« Reply #3233 on: August 25, 2023, 02:10:20 pm »
Cute story about an 11-year-old Michael McDonald fan

Paisley imagined McDonald was in his 40s and had blond hair. She even drew a pencil sketch of what she imagined his face looked like.

But last summer, Paisley searched for McDonald on Google and saw he had white hair and wrinkles. In distress, she ran to her mom’s room crying, “No!”
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Re: Musicological banter
« Reply #3234 on: August 25, 2023, 02:23:28 pm »
Cute story about an 11-year-old Michael McDonald fan

Paisley imagined McDonald was in his 40s and had blond hair. She even drew a pencil sketch of what she imagined his face looked like.

But last summer, Paisley searched for McDonald on Google and saw he had white hair and wrinkles. In distress, she ran to her mom’s room crying, “No!”

Glad the Washington Post is getting around to doing one of the essential responsibilities of the Fourth Estate: passive aggressively making Michael McDonald feel bad about himself.
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Re: Musicological banter
« Reply #3235 on: August 25, 2023, 02:53:49 pm »
Cute story about an 11-year-old Michael McDonald fan

Paisley imagined McDonald was in his 40s and had blond hair. She even drew a pencil sketch of what she imagined his face looked like.

But last summer, Paisley searched for McDonald on Google and saw he had white hair and wrinkles. In distress, she ran to her mom’s room crying, “No!”

Glad the Washington Post is getting around to doing one of the essential responsibilities of the Fourth Estate: passive aggressively making Michael McDonald feel bad about himself.

When you possess the most certifiably distinctive voice in pop, you need to be taken down a notch now and then.
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« Reply #3236 on: August 25, 2023, 03:52:44 pm »
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Re: Musicological banter
« Reply #3237 on: August 25, 2023, 05:26:49 pm »
Cute story about an 11-year-old Michael McDonald fan

Paisley imagined McDonald was in his 40s and had blond hair. She even drew a pencil sketch of what she imagined his face looked like.

But last summer, Paisley searched for McDonald on Google and saw he had white hair and wrinkles. In distress, she ran to her mom’s room crying, “No!”

Glad the Washington Post is getting around to doing one of the essential responsibilities of the Fourth Estate: passive aggressively making Michael McDonald feel bad about himself.

When you possess the most certifiably distinctive voice in pop, you need to be taken down a notch now and then.
He had it coming.
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Re: Musicological banter
« Reply #3238 on: August 28, 2023, 08:12:44 pm »
Joan Jett, a super Orioles fan, hung out with the O’s TV crew in the booth tonight!

They asked her who she listened to these days. Her response- Fugazi.

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Re: Musicological banter
« Reply #3239 on: August 28, 2023, 08:47:45 pm »
Joan Jett, a super Orioles fan, hung out with the O’s TV crew in the booth tonight!

They asked her who she listened to these days. Her response- Fugazi.

That’s dope!

Been listening to Fugazi myself..I have picked up about ten of those live discs…so good