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    Default Beware of the Venue

    Hey gang,
    I did a 100 poster run for Yonder Mountain String Band for their 2 nights at the Fillmore this past weekend. Band approached me, so I naturally had their permission. I've done one other poster for them at The Fillmore a while back without incident. But times have changed. Apparently The Fillmore no longer allows bands to use The Fillmore's name on any merchandise. Fillmore management confiscated all of the posters and destroyed them (at least they said they were going to) and reimbursed the band for the cost of making the posters (which was generous, but still...).
    I don't know how long this new policy has been in effect but it seems like something that will catch on with other like-minded venues. So just keep that in mind when you're crossing your t's and dotting your i's. Beware the venue...

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    I've had this happen to me once as well. I did work for the band Saves the Day at Stubb's. All bands were stoked. Management paid me. BUT, the venue's promotion team confiscated all the band's copies. The band was pissed. They ended up getting some copies from me and I felt bad that the band had to go through that.

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    Well this is what happens well a historic venue with a historic poster scene is bought by a large corporation historically know as Ticketmaster You see that even with a total revenue of 5.82 billion, Live Nation Entertainment's net income is in the red and their profit margins are in the negative. So you can see your poster really is more than they can bare ATM. It's nothing personal you just caught them on a bad day/year/decade.

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    Too bad, that was a nice poster.
    Fillmore is notorious.

    It just illustrates how fortunate we are in Chicago, to have some venues that value posters and treat poster artists like humans.

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    The funny thing about the Fillmore is that they GIVE AWAY posters that they make at the end of almost every show, unless they've stopped doing that recently.

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    They still do that, but only if it's a sellout show. And since the band only sold out one of the two nights, they didn't want to "break tradition". It's really crazy.

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    ...and it's only the posters that The Fillmore commissions. Quality control and all that.

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    OMG this is crappy. unfortunate for the nice poster.
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    Yeah. Most Fillmore posters are shit.

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    What a bumout, that's a beautiful poster by the way!

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