I've seen a bunch of "How to be a cover band" threads, but I haven't read any how to break even, and save money as a band who only does originals threads. I'm pretty sure none of us are expecting to make it big, but if anyone has any advice on how to: break even on the road get merch made (and designed) book gigs (payed or not) get ahead in your local scene (in any genre) get your music out there (and noticed) Etc. We would all love to listen to what worked, and didn't work for you. I'm sure that I'm not the only person seeking out this advice, and I know each of us will have to figure it out on our own, but if there are people out there willing to share that information, I think we could all benefit from it. To all who contribute thank you, artist (myself included) don't always have the easiest time with business end of music.