Alex Band Urges Aspiring Singers Not To Sign Record Deals caught up with , formerly of The Calling, who talked about leaving Universal to go independent, how he was taken hostage in Brazil, being influenced by U2, Coldplay, Bon Jovi and Kings of Leon, collaborating with Santana, liking the new U2 album aside from the first single, advise he has for other singer songwriters, the importance of networking online and his plea for artists not to sign a record deal because “at the end of the day you’re gonna be screwed”. Alex said he didn’t make any money on album sales with The Calling after selling 8 million records, only collecting on songwriting and touring. Watch the interview below.

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