Well I know of The Flaming Lips, Hinder, Shiny Toy Guns and All American Rejects and I'm in Australia so they must be doing something right. I see a lot of bands doing things that make them successful locally, but getting international attention is another ball game altogether. I'm not even touching that subject, I have no place talking shit about something I don't understand haha. Maybe if/when I start up another project I'll have all the points I've mentioned above ironed out and can share my experience with you guys. I really hope that at least some of what I posted above helps someone out somehow.