Bettyblog offers a concise guide to the money-flow within the gig scene in Birmingham…

“…it’s time to lift the lid on the mechanics of how it all works. It can go from almost pyramid sales techniques to pure music lovers in the space of a gig and the last two gigs have encapsulated both extremes of gig promotion in Birmingham. The promoters can be split into three categories for our purposes, the “career” promoter and the “music fan” promoter and the “third way” promoter.”