Quick one here.
Canadian rock groups from the 90s are getting a second look. Digital distribution is making it easier for the bands to get their work out to the fans. One, Big Wreck, had their first number one single, “Albatross”, fifteen years after their debut album. One of the advantages of digital distribution is avoiding the needs of studios and radio stations.
Main takeaway here is the reduced influence of music companies in the relationship between band and fan. Radio is becoming less influential, as well. These bands making comebacks aren’t getting the radio play they used to in the 90s, but are still touring. New bands might want to take a look at how these Canadian groups are getting themselves known.