A polite response costs nothing
How many bands have responded with pm's to those venues who post "urgent band needed for xxx date" blogs and then qualify this with pm through NWB only.
How many bands get a reply of any sort?
These are not unsolicited mails, they are a response to a request from the venue, so is it unreasonable to expect a reply?
Venues, if you have not got the time or have too many responses to reply, post an update on the blog, it takes a few seconds.
I have to say that the vast majority of venues on here have responded, this is aimed at the very few who don't.
I know this subject has been raised before but just wanted to get it out of my system!
Rant over... have a good weekend everyone.