Mudcat Café message #760118 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15779   Message #760118
Posted By: EBarnacle1
05-Aug-02 - 01:25 PM
Thread Name: When should you be paid for performing?
Subject: RE: When should you be paid for performing?
Just to amplify what Jack said above, when I am arranging a gig, I always try to get money for my performers and me. Anyone who comes to me with "It's a good cause, so we expect you to volunteer" does not get my people. If we choose to volunteer, that is our choice. This is especially true when there are others being paid for the same event.

Also, I have found that when there is no money involved, we get treated like dirt. When you make it clear you are a pro or pro/am, you get the little things--like a sound system that works, like a quiet space, like snacks and fruits for before and after the set