Hiring a musician/band or thinking of asking them to play at your event?
What you think you're paying for:
Someone to play some music.
What you're actually paying for:
Someone to play some music plus:
Equipment and instruments.
Hours of rehearsal time.
Transportation to and from the venue.
The amount of money spent on lessons and training to become the musicians that they are.
Promotion and Website costs.
The percentages that go to income tax.
Telephone and internet bills spent organizing the performance and its rehearsals.
Any manager, agent,or other booking fees.
Not to mention......the payment also has to cover food, housing, bills, and all other living expenses.
STILL THINK THAT OFFERING "EXPOSURE" IS FAIR RECOMPENSE FOR A PERFORMANCE?
You wouldn't expect a plumber, carpenter, hair-dresser, doctor, dentist, optician, electrician, chef, auto-mechanic, dressmaker, or shop owner to work for free would you?
- Article courtesey of Tune Core
Yes, we're having fun......but it takes a lot of time and money investment to have this fun.