Are you hiring a musician or asking them to perform at your event?

What you think you are paying for:

  • Someone to perform some music

What you are actually paying for:

  • Someone to perform some music plus…
  • Equipment and instruments
  • Hours of rehearsal time
  • Rehearsal space
  • Transport to and from your venue
  • The money spent on tuition and lessons to become the musicians they are
  • Business administration and operating costs
  • The percentage that goes towards income tax
  • Any manager, agent or other booking fees
  • Band equipment and public liability insurance

Not to mention…

  • The payment also has to cover food, housing, bills and other living expenses.

So do you still think offering that “exposure” and experience is a fair price?

You wouldn’t expect a plumber, carpenter, hairdresser, electrician, doctor, dentist, optician, chef, mechanic, fireman, or shop owner to work for free would you?

Please be considerate of all musicians. You wouldn’t go to work for free. So why should they?

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