The leader of the Polish extreme-metal band Behemoth, in a recent interview with the Finnish publication Chaoszine, when asked a standard question about the young generation of musicians and useful advice for them, made it pretty clear that the market is currently crowded and advised against creating new bands:
Don’t start any bands. And I’m not even kidding here. Don’t do it. The world is overwhelmed with bands, with records, with albums. There’s really no space there for anything. There’s only seven days a week. There’s too many tours around. There’s too many shows. People don’t have, and will have less and less money. So all the tours are suffering. Do you really wanna put another song on another album that no one will pay attention to? No, you don’t wanna do that. Go find yourself a proper job. Finish university, travel and enjoy life. Don’t do this.
Nevertheless, there are very talented people who were born to be metal musicians. So no matter what, you have to try and try! On the other hand, there’s actually tons of new music coming out every day these days. A fresh report from streaming service Spotify showed that more than 100,000 new songs are being downloaded a day and, according to Universal Music Group’s executive vice president of digital strategy, most of the music downloaded on Spotify is just floating around in a void that is largely ignored. So think for yourself! Well, you can watch the full interview with Nergal below.