Hey Muscians!! Here is a talk I recorded on March 5, 2010 with Martin Atkins, founder of Pigface and Invisible Records, Drummer for PiL, Nine Inch Nails, Murder Inc., and more.
This talk is half standup comedy routine and half practical advise from experience about what you should do to succeed as a band. Includes such advice as "Don't be an Asshole," "Free is the new black," increase your skills set, stay on top of technology, go to Starbucks to find people to convince to come to your show, get a good mix from the sound guy by buying him an espresso and rolling him a joint, and much, much more.
Martin has written a book on this very topic.