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submodern 30th June 2009 02:31 AM

How to get a project out of the ditch.
 
Thanks for doing this Q&A, Butch, it's been great reading.

I was wondering what you do when a project has serious problems and appears to be headed rapidly towards oblivion. How do you turn things around to get it finished? And have you ever been in a situation where you just had to cut your losses and give up?

ButchVig 17th July 2009 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by submodern (Post 4331402)
Thanks for doing this Q&A, Butch, it's been great reading.

I was wondering what you do when a project has serious problems and appears to be headed rapidly towards oblivion. How do you turn things around to get it finished? And have you ever been in a situation where you just had to cut your losses and give up?

That's a tough one. You have to look at the reasons why there are problems.
Is it the songs? The artist or band? The label or management?

If it's the songs, you can always write a new one, right?

If it's complicated because of personalities, that's much tougher to deal with. You have to decide if it's something that can be "fixed"....if not, maybe it's time to move on to something else.