I had two bands ask me for stauts on photos (e.g., “How do they look?) less than 24 hours after I shot their sets at a show with 5 bands on the bill. I shot over 1700 photos at that show. They asked me these questions on my birthday.
One band was gracious. One was not gracious. Neither band is getting coverage on the magazine I shoot for, but one band is getting free photos that they can use for promotional purposes.
If you add someone as a “Friend” on Facebook, be gracious. Even if the reason you added them was a business reason, have the grace and decency to either wish them a happy birthday before you ask them about business, or let it go a day. But treat them as a person first and a business associate second.
I know that the band that got cut off today learned no lessons, because after I told them they were cut off, the band member that harassed me promptly unfriended me. That shows me that you only associated with me to get something out of me for free. Well, that door is shut permanently now.
In a shocking turn of events, it would seem that actions do have consequences - even when involving Ronnie Radke. SelfMade Co. will be dropping their sponsorship of Falling In Reverse at Warped Tour this summer. Read a post from SelfMade below after the jump.