What does it mean to make it in the rock business today? Is it selling a million records? Is it playing a grueling tour of sold out sets? Is it making enough money so that you can devote your life to music? Or is it simply playing music and the rest is window dressing? It's one of the most basic questions of performing music. If you want to be a musician for a living, when can you say you made it? Danish-American alt-rockers Ex-Cops
gave us some insight into that question.
Ladies and gentleman, this is the Rock Geek -- a new video interview series where we dive into the deep questions of music today with the artists helping to shape the answer to these questions moving forward. And in episode 1, the Rock Geek sets his sites on Ex-Cops (Baeble favorites who played a killer set at our SXSW Day Party
). Digging into everything from working with Billy Corgan on their new record, their very public fight with McDonalds, and what it means to succeed in music today, this interview will draw you deeper into what it means to be a musician in 2015.
And check out our Front Row Encounter with the band, earlier this year in Austin: