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Thread #49818   Message #762266
Posted By: musicmick
08-Aug-02 - 10:38 PM
Thread Name: Getting nursing home gigs
Subject: RE: Getting nursing home gigs
Wow, Genie, that is a horror story. I trust it is the exeption rather than the rule. I've had a few unhappy recreators, in my day. There are more horse's asses than there are horses. I think that the best protection an artist can have is an agent. As I mentioned before, any artist is better off paying an agent than dealing directly with facilities. Your tale of woe would have been more tolerable if someone else was dealing with that wifty Activity Director. In fact, even if you cant find an agent to book you, you might get a friend to do your talking for you. I have a manager who deals with all the agents and clients and I never have to put up with nuts like your Wicked Witch of the West. Even before I had a manager, I had my wife talk to clients, not to solicit jobs, just to represent me. A spokesperson tends to get more respect, I dont know why.

Mike