Richard Minino (Horsebites)
SPB: Do you think the digitalization of music has negatively influenced your trade as there is less emphasis on cover art?
Minino: Not necessarily because now bands are putting a lot of that lost income in their merch. If their record sales are down because of downloading then they just make other stuff for people to buy and you see these bands touring more because that's where the money is at now. I'm not going to lie, it's sad to see those days going away where bands really cared about the entire layout of the album but, as time goes by, everything changes and they adapt. I actually don't mind just doing a lot of shirts now because it's a one day job and then I can move on to the next project.