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Field Music: We're not rich

Field Music open up about the lack of money they get as musicians.
Field Music have a lack of money to show for their success
Field Music have revealed that despite being cult favourites of music fans up and down the country, they are not as rich as many people think they are.

Comprising mainly of brothers David and Peter Brewis, the Sunderland team of musicians revealed to the Guardian that they were far from millionaires and sometimes only earned £5,000 a year.

The interview dispelled the myth that everyone who is a "name" is the music business is rich – it's only the megastars that get snapped up by brands that make lots of money.

"We don't spend any money so we can do what we want," Peter told the newspaper, explaining how they make do.

"And if that's harder work, then it's the price of being free, "added David.

Field Music also discussed their unease about what they do, with Peter recollecting at a recent school reunion how embarrassed he felt at being a musician because everyone else worked hard at their nine to five jobs.

"In my job I swan around getting my picture taken for the paper," he added.

Earlier this month they released Plumb, which is a follow up to their 2010 LP Field Music (Measure).

Posted by JMADNFCR-2133-ID-801297845-ADNFCR Posted on 21 Feb 2012 16:58 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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