DragonForce Herman Li Reaction to Nightwish Bassist Quitting! Marco Hietala Leaves Band

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DragonForce guitarist @Herman Li reacts to the shocking news of Nightwish long time bassist & co-vocalist, Marco Hietala leaving the band. See Herman Li's reaction to Marco's reasons for quitting the band. Is the music industry in such a bad shape that more and more professional musicians will quit? #hermanli #dragonforce #nightwish
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vic c
vic c 2 ժամ առաջ
well... not current on nightwish but Tarja's husband was the reason Angra 1st formation broke up and Aquiles was called to fill there's always some shady stuff on the show business that artists are never told
Radz Sing
Radz Sing 3 ժամ առաջ
That sucks 'cause I love him in Nightwish. I do wish him well.
Spawn 1210
Spawn 1210 5 ժամ առաջ
Stop streaming music people, go buy albums/CD’s or buy the music as a download but, and it’s can’t stress it enough so I’ll just put it in all CAPS, FUCK MUSIC STREAMING SITES.
Mad Mike
Mad Mike 6 ժամ առաջ
Good Luck Marco. Great bassist/vocalist with probably the best Symphonic Metal/Rock band.
punk 2008
punk 2008 6 ժամ առաջ
As a fan I miss the live music and believe that live music will never be the same even after these vaccinations. Hell we have some health professionals and politicians thst agree with these same health professionals saying that mask wearing and worse yet social distancing should be permanent and the new normal even after these vaccinations. If that is the case then live music is dead as well as other live entertainment.
Aleksandar Radovanovic
Aleksandar Radovanovic 6 ժամ առաջ
Marco barely sang on the last 2 albums. Should've seen his departure from Nightwish coming, perhaps...
Michael Barry
Michael Barry 7 ժամ առաջ
Sad. His voice and music ability will be missed. A few years ago, someone at work told me he streams eveything and kinda laughed when he heard I have CDs. I told him musicians probably lose money because of that. I said that I like having the physical CD in my hand and when I go see a show, I can ask the musician to sign for me and that it would really make their day knowing fans are buying their music. I now see how right I was and how important it really is to go to the store and buy the music. I was about to buy tickets to Dragonforce in Detroit in the spring and was going to wait til the following week then everything shut down. I love and miss live shows but refuse to get vaccinated to attnend.
Trufflie 10 ժամ առաջ
I get it man. I really do. I was able to talk to Wayne Static just months before he died, and what he said echos many of the things said in this letter. I would rather see him step away for a few years and hopefully come back, than to leave us forever like Wayne did. Fix yourself and get healthy Marco.
marifosque jr victor martin
marifosque jr victor martin 16 ժամ առաջ
I agree with you Herman and Marko, a lot of great musicians do not get paid the way they are supposed to be paid, compared to mainstream bad taste artists... and they do not even get the recognition they deserve. Unlike mainstream artists, they are living the dream, and yet musicians like metal bands, don't get much, yes they have toured the world but at what cost, just like what you mentioned, Herman, they have to get insurance for themselves which the responsibility should fall on to the promoter and management...Yes, some of you will say, "It costs money to promote" I agree, it does, that's how it works, but at the end of the day, who really benefitted from these things, Is it the musicians or the greedy promoters and management?
Zinemagnetic 20 ժամ առաջ
Floor is not even talking about doing more nightwish music, one thing for certain is everyone has no bad blood. The industry is fucked up, its no wonder ppl are going independent
Frank Cirrito
Frank Cirrito 22 ժամ առաջ
I wish Marco the best in his own life and I'm glad he is taking a stand for how he feel and believes. After the tragic end of Keith Emerson, I encourage anyone with depression to make a move in the right direction to move forward in life.
Kathleen McFarland
Kathleen McFarland 23 ժամ առաջ
Years ago the band TLC broke down why they had to declare bankruptcy, even when they had the most successful tour and album of the year. They said they were paid 6 million dollars to be split three ways in one year. They said they had to pay for their own studio time recording the album. They had to pay for the production of their own videos promoting the albums. They had to pay for their tour buses, their stage sets, their roadies, their crew, hotels, costumes, etc...They said by the time they finished paying everyone that year, each of them didn't even have enough money to cover their food or rent. It's super sad but true. And to show you that nothing in the music business has changed, TLC gave that interview back in 1995. Nearly 25 years later and the record companies are still screwing artists.
Ziggy Moonglow
Ziggy Moonglow Օր առաջ
I never realized it was so bad for the artists. I will no longer count on live streams, and I will support my favorite artists by buying the albums and videos instead of freeloading of their hard work. It breaks my heart as it looks like Marco has so much fun on stage. It is a shame that it has come to this.
Cid Montenegro
Cid Montenegro Օր առաջ
Running joke right? Who was the best NW singer? Floor? Tarja? Anette? Nope, Marco!
Endezeichen Grimm
Endezeichen Grimm Օր առաջ
This is why I use BANDCAMP, and not spotify or apple music. Check out bandcamp people.
Briansgate Օր առաջ
thats horrible.
Enigma Seeker
Enigma Seeker Օր առաջ
That's sad. I hope the spirit of the band survives. Check out my AMV played to Everdream.
satanihelvetet Օր առաջ
I'm so sorry for all the professional musicians out there working hard to produce great music and not get paid for it. Give the fans a choice, new companys that concour in this business with better terms and conditions for the musicians.
Tuija Saari
Tuija Saari Օր առաջ
Marko also mentioned, profits going to Middle East to a theocratic country, where you would get beheaded for listening to the music from Nightwish and embracing what they sing about (Nightwish members are secular atheists mainly). This Middle-Eastern country he refers to is Saudi-Arabia, third biggest shareholder of the Livenation.
Martin Rodenburg
Martin Rodenburg Օր առաջ
Herman. this is the perfect time for musicians to come together and address the raised issues. Who will take the initiative?
TNM001 Օր առաջ
strange press release, not polished at all, like a bad translation, or was it not proof read? well, it seems he just had enough. with NW he was in this limbo of well known metal band, but not well known enough for mainstream and the big money. also, the interval of their albums did increase over the years, and the solo projects had a small fanbase, but never took really off. but then, he had the "masked singer success"...maybe that was the final straw that made him think "ok, time for a change, if i want to reinvent myself it's now or never". i have seen signs of big changes in NW coming for about 2 years. Floor quite openly stating she is not looking forward to touring again, she is also pushing her YT channel with her own productions/covers. she had some success outside of the band (home country show). the last album didn't do that well either, and i guess there must have been some discussions about money in the band because their tour-staff tried to do some NW-covers and raise some money, which i don't think took off. so, yea, i fully understand him going "wait, we are the largest metal band in the world, but still struggling for money? how can that even be?!"
Robert Thor
Robert Thor Օր առաջ
i think metal is declining i like powemetal and all big bands are from the early 80-90 or early Millennium new bands have less than 1000 followers on deezer ... sad but i cant stop it .
Parched Pergament
Parched Pergament Օր առաջ
The phrase "music industry" already clashes to the idea of musicians own freedom of making and performing music at their own pace and script. Do we call other live performaces industries? Theatre? Circus? Ballet? Poem reading? No! There is movie industry, probably equally ruthless to the performers like the music industry. Milking away from talented people, a bunch of hyenas, driving talented people into experiencing depressions and messed up lives. I'm happy that Marco decided to leave and focus into other projects.
Phantom Echelon
Phantom Echelon Օր առաջ
Proud to say I've never used streaming services and never will. Will always buy legitimate downloads, CDs or vinyl. Always felt I was helping support the artists more that way. Sad and disgusted to hear that the touring scene is also apparently going down the pan. I thought it was how bands actually made most of their money now. This sucks so much!
Nigel Depledge
Nigel Depledge Օր առաջ
I think Marko is absolutely right. The involvement of big business in music will always end up sacrificing people in order to squeeze the most possible profit out of their creativity. This is an endemic problem in modern business culture everywhere. It will only really change if we can shift our collective focus away from money and on to humanity. Hmmm... I'm starkly reminded of the film Breaking Glass, starring Hazel O'Connor. I think it was made in 1979, over 40 years ago!
Dab Brown
Dab Brown Օր առաջ
Prince stood up vs labels in the 90s declaring himself a slave to it until he can own his masters, he broke free and saw alot more profit. Music industry is a bitch usually
gerald disma
gerald disma Օր առաջ
In 80ies, you would have a castle, in 2021, you have to run a youtube channel... ☹
St Gray
St Gray Օր առաջ
To me what's happening to the music industry is just another example of what has happened/is happening to industry generally. The executives are finding ever more creative ways to squeeze the workforce in order to feed the shareholders so that the executives get their salaries. Basically the people with assets and capital get rewarded, the people doing the labour not so much.
M* Օր առաջ
I play in garage band and it is my hobby, so my oppinions maybe do not fit problems of profesional musicians. I have experience that it is easier to manage a concert on my own, and it also brings more money. Maybe, pay own gig manager together with other bands could be a better way than slavery of agency. And even if it earns less money compared with super big festival, it could be more for bands. I do not know the nubres, so you have to think about it.
Darkly Tranquil
Darkly Tranquil Օր առաջ
Very sad day for the Nightwish community, but Marco has given 20 years to Nightwish and his health and wellbeing has to come first. If he is no longer fulfilled by being a fulltime musician, I just hope he can find something that makes him happy.
This why some artists have Patreon
TheMajesticBlair Օր առաջ
Love you dude your one of the most charismatic celebs I know I always loved dragonforce Amaranthe nightwish Kamelot and epica Please do your best to keep yourselves alive you are all more an inspiration to us all then you could ever know please never die Spred the word Much love and brightest blessings @dragonforce
monkeykoder Օր առաջ
Well this isn't good for my confirmation bias. I didn't like streaming platforms to begin with now I like them less. I'm tired of finding the stuff I listen to suddenly off the service. I'm buying from Bandcamp now but if you have better suggestions I'm down to hear them.
Glen Jones
Glen Jones Օր առաջ
Some make heaps others make little. Has always been that way. Must of only just worked that out.
Benjamin D
Benjamin D Օր առաջ
First we lose Alexi Laiho the guitar god and now Marco leaves Nightwish, a sad start to 2021!!
Jimmy Johansson
Jimmy Johansson Օր առաջ
I can see Vortex (former Dimmu Borger) in that role.
J Thomas
J Thomas 2 ժամ առաջ
I was literally just thinking that. Bassist/Singer with a somewhat similar voice. I've always liked him and was very disappointed when he was dismissed from Dimmu Borgir.
Jonathan Comeau
Jonathan Comeau Օր առաջ
LIke spotify doesn't pay shit to the artists
Ray Larouche
Ray Larouche 2 օր առաջ
Back in the early days 87 - 90's you had to go in the studio to record unless you wanted a shity tape done on a foster 4 track lol. Now we can record at home and get killer tones and mixes with our laptops so I say fuck the big man.
Leandro Vieira
Leandro Vieira 2 օր առաջ
The music industry has changed a lot, and the way people consume music as well. As an outside viewer, I guess that it's more worthy for the artists to relase many singles and videoclips on youtube along the year instead working almost one or two years making an whole album.
TheRoorkesy 2 օր առաջ
Time to unionise guys, especially since talented musicians essentially own the means of production. Even start an industry (musician/producer/engineer etc.) owned streaming service to compete against the bigwigs.
Souflikar 2 օր առաջ
The industry has been dead for years. No more record company support. No album support, no tour support, nothing. The most you can hope for is a distribution deal and even those are filled with greedy industry types. The grassroots approach of making an album and touring with record company support is long gone. It’s very difficult to make your own album, promote, tour, handle merch and everything else unless you are already at supergroup status. New bands have almost no chance these days and that’s a terrible shame.
Alexander Steipe
Alexander Steipe 2 օր առաջ
It is time for the money to go directly to the artists and not to vendors, promotors and fat blokes who fill their pockets doing nothing. Licencing and GEMA has lead to less and less income for the artists who really do the work. It is sad he left, but i understand his point.
Marvin Boswell
Marvin Boswell 2 օր առաջ
Almost every industry were the individual producers the product but does not control marketing and distribution they get screwed ..look at people who make a living farming
TheAcadianGuy 2 օր առաջ
The music industry is extremely unfair for artists. It needs to change!!!
Mathias Grün
Mathias Grün 2 օր առաջ
I only buy CDs and Vinyls!
boggy6060 2 օր առաջ
They will probably find someone better as they did with Floor Jansen. If you love music, you don't do it for the money in the first place. It's a privalege to make music. Anything else is a huge bonus. If you need to survive then find a 9-5 job. Somehow I don't think Marco will ever be in survival mode though.
Peter B
Peter B 2 օր առաջ
Tbh, this will mark the end of nightwish. Bands should take matters in own hands, instead of signing contracts with big promoters etc etc. Big enough to do it yourself
Synthetic_Future 2 օր առաջ
When people don't have much money to spend the first thing they start to cut spending on is art. Especially when you can get art for free. Streaming services made that possible. They don't take all the blame, the big companies have been exploiting artist forever, but it sure doesn't help. We need to work to closing the wage cap so people can start spending on money again. And we need to make it impossible for companies to take over half of the money an artist makes.
F G 2 օր առաջ
People have to remember these band agents and managers run these musicians into the ground. I'm surprised they last as long as they do. I've seen numerous documentaries where bands talk about the never ending tours the push for more material. If the greedy fucking agents can make a dollar they will be all over the band to put out. God bless you Marco
Rachel Adkins
Rachel Adkins 2 օր առաջ
I got to gigs to see the band, fudge the greedy music industry, can’t you join a musicians union?
Gunnar Svanberg
Gunnar Svanberg 2 օր առաջ
Here's a thing I have never understood when it comes to muscicians. Its like they think Making money for nothing is the real deal. If you want to make money go out on tour and perform for an audience. Like Metallica who complained about illegal streaming etc. Get out on tour FFS. Think about it. Dom you think other artists like painters sculpters etc. Get paid when People look att their paintings? No they get paid when they sell their paintings.
Jovian999 2 օր առաջ
How did the music industry get to this position? If artists can't make money form their studio recordings, singles and albums, and they can't make money from their own goddamn live shows, how the fuck are you supposed to make money? As for the live shows, is there a reason a band as successful as Nightwish or Dragonforce doesn't cut out the middleman and organise/promote their own shows?
Alexander Prime
Alexander Prime 2 օր առաջ
I don't understand the part about the middle east investments, who and why would someone from the middle east invest money in streaming companies that stream music that's generally not popular in the region?!
Beatz 1325
Beatz 1325 Օր առաջ
They invest in everything what will make money....worldwide...so its not about making money in their own region.
Redivh 2 օր առաջ
I've gotten to the point of buying the physical album and saying screw the digital. For the most part the physical comes with a digital code. But I've noticed companies like google pushing people away from album sales. I can stream any album made but cant buy it from google anymore. So its not like I'm listening to a mix and all the sudden something new comes up and I can decide to purchase the track or album. I can just add it to a playlist and say fuck the artist if I'm not willing to dive deeper into finding out where to purchase it. And its a shame because its capitalizing on people being lazy for the most part. There are plenty of times I've screenshotted a track because it came up while I was busy at work and just forget later that I made a note to look up the band since I have to jump through these hoops to do it. And it just doesnt seem to be getting better. It seems like they are hiding options to support the artist further and further behind bullshit.
Jack Tribble
Jack Tribble 2 օր առաջ
Blah, blah, blah?
breakfastbuddy5 2 օր առաջ
why dont artist sale their own music themself ? its just a dowanload , create members that pay for each year , about 20 $ each year membership
Aj S
Aj S 2 ժամ առաջ
if only it were so easy....
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An Aspie Gaming #A2Gfam 2 օր առաջ
SCROLLING THROUGH AM-posts RIGHT NOW IS THE FIRST I AM HEARING OF THIS... wtf. Well to me it really ended after dark passion play
Valkaneer 2 օր առաջ
Perhaps you Musicians need to unionize or build your own business to cut out these money-grubbing companies. Plenty of you guys have the capital to build a company that treats musicians right.
watchit 2 օր առաջ
Thank you...though I was aware of this terrible fact, I completely understand his reasons. I know that JEAN MICHEL JARRE for years in a row now, fights for the rights of all artists, in every genre......all artists, all over the world: BE ONE!
Mega Deth
Mega Deth 2 օր առաջ
Their music changed after Tarja left, it lost those deep melodic classic Nightwish sound that I loved - just my opinion... Never had any post Tarja albums, tried the 1st one, it sucked, never went back.
Masterless Music
Masterless Music 2 օր առաջ
My royalties for the last 3 months for 24 songs from Spotify was like £20 or £30. 😂 It's a joke. Covid and Brexit have made things even worse in the UK.
DaniPooo 2 օր առաջ
I might be wrong but my impression is that depending on the music the music industry can be really nice or really bad. I don't think that artists who break through in the pop music side have as much to worry about. But for alternative music it's really rough. And that's unfair. Pop music is to me like a completely different beast, it's this big machine that a LOT of money goes into and one that almost tries to brainwash people into liking the music that comes out (even if most songs sound about the same). Many artists on that end don't even write their own music, they usually don't play any instruments, they get access to state of the art studios, session musicians, composers and secured spot on radio and other places. They make sure that you will hear their songs whether you want to or not and that has to cost a LOT of money. And yet it seems like the artist have a lot of money to throw around. All because they think about music where it's safer to aim for quantity of "fast food" rather than quality of "vegan food". (If that makes sense) It's truly unfair that hardworking bands that has been around for many many years with a decently sized fanbase can't keep doing what they and their fans love (due to the industry practices) while other genres don't have those issues and are forced into your face. Also they should treat artists better not just for the sake of the artists but for themselves as well. If things are getting worse I believe they are creating a need for a industry revolution. Which seems to have already started. With more and more unsigned artist making a career on web through services like youtube and soundcloud for example. More and more artists might decide to stay unsigned and do everything on their own.
Jason B
Jason B 2 օր առաջ
I think Spotify could do with a donate button that goes directly to the band it seems like they just robbing you blind
Erik Van Muylem
Erik Van Muylem 2 օր առաջ
There are too many middle men in music industry that all take a cut when they don't really add much value.
Everett 2 օր առաջ
Will be missing his stuff, but physical and mental health are more important.
Jon Jantz
Jon Jantz 2 օր առաջ
I see a lot of people saying he shouldn't have singled out the Middle East... People, he's referring to the fact that the Saudi Arabian government owns 5.7% of Live Nations stock. Ticketmaster and a whole host of other promotion, production, and music related companies are owned by Live Nation. These predatory companies are sucking the artists dry and a big beneficiary of this money is Saudi Arabia... yet it's against the law in their own country for people to LISTEN to this music. So I think Marco is pointing out the hypocrisy of this. Makes it hard to go out and deal with all the things Herman was speaking of, be on tour which is a big risk monetarily and health-wise, only to make people rich who say your music is bad and will behead people for listening to it.
Sputnik 2 օր առաջ
yes you do music because you love doing it but still you cant go to the store and say i have no money but i have lots of love. remember Michael Jackson breaking out with sony?? that was bad. he left because he was robbed for every album he did and also he had to do what sony said. it is not fair at all
Sabaton Edenbridge
Sabaton Edenbridge 2 օր առաջ
It's bad news obviously but it's also an opportunity for Nightwish to search the world for a great young songwriter who plays bass.
matthew hoover
matthew hoover 2 օր առաջ
That's Insane...
Adrian Costea
Adrian Costea 2 օր առաջ
I totally understand him... I myself struggle with depressive moods from time to time - I don't know if it's something he was thinking about for a long time or something sudden that pushed him to make the decision that it's better for him leave... anyway, Nightwish was my first ever metal band I've listened to and I owe it to them for opening the door to me into this beautiful genre of music - I can't even imagine how empty my life would be without listening to heavy metal every single day. My only regret is that I've never got the chance to see them perform live - and to those who love Nightwish it's obvious why - I can't even envision the band performing without his vocals - but then again people said the same thing when Tarja left but it worked out for them in the long run. At the end of the day his health and happiness is far more important than anything else and we have to respect that.
Larson Mandeville
Larson Mandeville 2 օր առաջ
I feel really bad for the crap deals that promoters are going to be offering to bands once this all opens again
Griff Jones
Griff Jones 3 օր առաջ
If I worked with people & I'm doing all the work but their taking all the profits with no risks I would leave & start up on my own yes it's hard but at least anything you earn is yours after the bills are paid I was taking minimal wages for several years when I started but I was my own boss, working 7 days a week but I was happy
Blako 1212
Blako 1212 3 օր առաջ
Keep it up Herman. I know the rest of the band post the occasional video here and there, but by you streaming on twitch regularly, and further promoting the DragonForce AM-posts channel, you’ve done yourself, DragonForce and your whole fan base many wonders. With streams/videos such as this one, you make the personal connection with your fan base, and that’s a huge thing not many artists do. So Thankyou Herman, Sam, the whole band, for keeping in touch with your fans ❤️❤️
wiktor_ir 3 օր առաջ
End Nightwish.
Josée Lanue
Josée Lanue 3 օր առաջ
Marco 😭 Damn this industry!
darkiee69 3 օր առաջ
I think the pandemic, and the lack of touring left Marko with to much time to think. Thinking is good, but sometimes to much of a good thing is bad for you.
Michael Hoilman
Michael Hoilman 3 օր առաջ
Watch the CEO for Spotify's TED talk. All the answers are right there. I am sick to death of no-talent money men trying to preach to creatives how to do their job. If you know so much, you write the music, play the instruments, and sing. Oh, that's right, you have zero talent. IMHO, there needs to be a musicians' union. Only way to make them "play fair".
Tatsumaki 3 օր առաջ
Everything has a reason.
DreamwithintheHeart 3 օր առաջ
I personally would rather have Marco retire and have him around to play another day, than to lose him to depression like others before him.
bridgeburner909 6 ժամ առաջ
Well said, we’ll miss him so much but we’d all rather he looked after his mental health
henk raadmaar
henk raadmaar Օր առաջ
second this
Phantom Echelon
Phantom Echelon Օր առաջ
This...so much! Peoples' mental and physical wellbeing always has to come first. This last year has hit so many so hard.
Steve Fettuccine
Steve Fettuccine 3 օր առաջ
This broke me. Marko is a staple in that band.
1973Grejluder 3 օր առաջ
The music & my relation to it. For many years ago I got interested in Hi -fi. The better the audio became the more annoyed I became. The editing was in some recordings so bad that it was almost unbearable to listen to. I decide to figure out where I could put my money and what I else could do to put some pressure on the music industry. My focus became the recording quality or the lack of it. So i bought only records from companies that had sound quality as their focus. Though my hearing has become bad I still buy records and I still try to support good companies that are trying to make a difference. I have then also discovered that some bands have other ways of earning money(patreon, merchendies & used equiment). Today when I find someone I like I see if they have somthing that i can buy to support them. I understand Marco cos it's annoying that you see a craftmanship disapear cos the person can't afford doing what they want. Last year here in Denmark we had a conflict between Google & the copyright holders. What I can understand the artists still don't like the agreement that copyright holders(KODA ). When concerts is open again please see if the venue has it's own site for buying tickets, avoid buy tickets from compagnies like Livenation/ticketmaster. For new artist avoid 360 contracts AND maintain your own web-shop, patreon, skill-share or go-fundme.
Thanh Truong
Thanh Truong 3 օր առաջ
How about you guys (all the bands) form a coop/union where you can negotiate with venues directly and bypass the promoters. If there's one thing I hate is having my money got to where I did not intend it to. Unless the middle man provides more value than they take from you there is no reason to have them.
Tony Cardone
Tony Cardone 3 օր առաջ
His reasoning is definitely valid. As much as I hate the fact she's not going to be playing I completely support him and what he's doing. Maybe if everybody in the music industry followed his lead for just a year these companies would realize what they're doing and cut the artists in for a bigger share. All it takes is one company to make a change and start paying all these wonderful people what they are actually worth and taking a little less for themselves and everybody would sign with them, making them even more money in the long run.
Pale Ryder
Pale Ryder 3 օր առաջ
He's not doing what he wants to do, He's doing what he has to do. It's sad so sad, But he's sooo right and your right. the industry has got to wake up and see what needs to happen. more people need to stand up and speak out!! more power to Marko, God Bless Him
Jorge Bustos Torres
Jorge Bustos Torres 3 օր առաջ
I believe Nuno Betancourt also left the music business for years. I heard nothing from him until he made a sort of comeback with Generation Axe just a few years ago.
Jorge Bustos Torres
Jorge Bustos Torres Օր առաջ
@Lori Marchand Thanks, Lori. Did not know that fact.
Lori Marchand
Lori Marchand 2 օր առաջ
Nuno played for Rihanna for several years.
Eterna L Evi L
Eterna L Evi L 3 օր առաջ
Sorry but it's not just the music industry, all industries and corporations are filled with greed and corruption nowadays. for their own profit they are turning customers and partners into "COWs" milking them until they bleed.
Ebenezer Spludge
Ebenezer Spludge 3 օր առաջ
Davie504 is gonna take his place.
Iain the Pict
Iain the Pict 3 օր առաջ
I was very sad to hear this but i wish him all the best and maybe its because im old but i still buy cd's!.
Alex ya
Alex ya 3 օր առաջ
I feel sorry.... For the new bass player, just imagine learning Nightwish songs
Troy Knapp
Troy Knapp 3 օր առաջ
I wish there was a way to support Marco and make these streaming platforms feel it, without hurting Nightwish.
Mc 3 օր առաջ
Music should be priced better! When we still had records, that was a working system for the artists. Of course there was greedy labels taking most of the money, but still band made more and labels had more to put in records
enlightendbel 3 օր առաջ
Someone in chat asked "Has the music industry become as bad as he wrote?" The music industry has been as bad and worse for decades upon decades. The advent of the modern age of the Internet where on one side some musicians cut away all the fat and do their thing on AM-posts, Twitch, Patreon, etc, combined with another 100 layers of fat being added to the mix for people locked into the "classic" music industry by adding even more share being stolen away by streaming services and the like, brings this contrast forward. Heck, even some pop princess like Taylor Swift is going as far as re-recording and re-releasing all her music to cut out the industry from in between. Musicians are waking up to just how seriously they are being screwed by seeing the new generation (and some old ones that are with the times) of musicians record and perform without having the record industry fucking them in the ass 24/7.
crilledisst 3 օր առաջ
Really appreciate you talking about the finance and concerns of life as a musician. Many of us wonder about it, very few know about it. Thanx Herman!
dicrurusparadiseus 3 օր առաջ
Thanks Herman for the insight
Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi 3 օր առաջ
I just hope he comes back after a year. Can't find a bassist who's as good as him and sings on a level comparable to his.
Irfan Gumelar
Irfan Gumelar 17 ժամ առաջ
@Bogdan Anderson I hope you're right
Bogdan Anderson
Bogdan Anderson 18 ժամ առաջ
@Irfan Gumelar True. But there is always someone better.
Irfan Gumelar
Irfan Gumelar 19 ժամ առաջ
@boggy6060 They might find another bassist to replace Marco. But Marco is also the front man and the backing vocal, his harmonization is very good and his vocal performance is consistent. The later role is hard to replace.
boggy6060 2 օր առաջ
Bullshit. They will find someone probably even better as they did with Floor Jansen.
Susanna Parish
Susanna Parish 3 օր առաջ
Thank you for the insight
Nicholas Detsch
Nicholas Detsch 3 օր առաջ
any creative career can get rough. REAL rough. I'm an independent video game creator (i.e. art, animation, music, writing, coding, etc, all of it) and it's incredibly easy to hit that wall of being in the creative process but being so discouraged by the fact that you have no money coming in until the final product launches (hopefully) successfully. And if you do well? You're still at the mercy of your sales platforms, or whoever else is out to get a piece of what you've earned over 'the process'. Or even when you don't do as well as you were hoping and the returns aren't even close to how much you put in to keep doing what you love doing. It shrivels your motivation and creativity into nothing and makes you think "what am I doing with my life? is it time to grow up and get a 'real job'?" And when you finally break down and start a normal job out of sheer survival when you hit those rock bottom moments, it's so easy to fall into the miserable routine of a 9/5 just because it's easy and consistent. There's no motivation to stay in a crunch time mode to keep pushing and pushing until you make it. And it's HARD to get that hunger back once you've let it slip through your fingers, even for just a little while. There's so many things that clusterfuck into a creators life that makes you second guess if doing what you're doing even has any point, or makes it hard to see the point of continuing, or even making the act of continuing seem like you're just killing yourself and destroying your life with a dream that feels like life doesn't want you to have. I honestly can't blame the guy. I think we've all felt that way at some point. It's just a milestone and a decision that you have to get through. I was 'lucky' enough to find my conviction when I said if I had to live the same 9/5 day in day out for the rest of my days, it wouldn't matter how much money I made, I'd kill myself before I turn 40. For me, its either I keep pushing and make it to a point where I'm happy and proud of the mark I leave on the word, or I die. Which seems morbid and edgy and whatnot, but at the same time it kind of feels good knowing that I know what I want/need out of life and have the conviction to stay on the path. I don't have the "can I/should I/what if" debates anymore. Good luck to him and anyone else going through that trial.
Pa. Po.
Pa. Po. 3 օր առաջ
Taria....+Jukka.....+Marco......= Ex Wish?????? :-):-):-)
RawkHawkRockin 3 օր առաջ
What's the song?
Cederick Forsberg
Cederick Forsberg 3 օր առաջ
Is it just me or, does very few new bands reach a sustainable popularity? I keep seeing the same old dinosaur bands like Iron Maiden, Metallica and Black Sabbath headlining festivals. Why dont people embrace newer bands? With new I mean, new like 2-3 year old bands, at max. There's tons of great bands out there, but metal fans are so stuck in the past!
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