Mudcat Café message #143779 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15779   Message #143779
Posted By: lloyd61
02-Dec-99 - 04:20 PM
Thread Name: When should you be paid for performing?
Subject: RE: When should you be paid for performing?
Money is not a issue for me, but let me explain something - I run my little music interest as a business. I need income in order to write off expenses, like Guitars, Strings, Travel, Sound Systems, Etc. These are all business expenses to me. I like it when I receive a check from a charitable organization, I can then give the check back as a taxable gift, that is a double blessing.

How do I ask for money? I don't. I use a standard contact for EVERY Gig. That contract covers many subjects, including the Honorarium. I let the contract handle the negotiations.