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Are We Paying Too Much For Show Fees?


November 29, 2023 at 9:02 am

If those that are an Live entertainer like my group. I’m dealing with live entertainment playing instruments. Instruments don’t come cheap 1 instrument can cost me $3000.00 and up. The cost upkeep to keep those instruments must be kept in working order. Gas to travel to do a show up and back is expensive, I don’t have to expose the cost because everybody experience with that issue back and forth from home or we have to pay motel expensive to get home, Computers don’t run of air that cost to for making contacts and sign contracts and paper cost Companys that do business on your house or loan they don’t want to do paper trail because they are trying to cut cost down by sending your bill by computer. Food while on the road cost. You got to be kidding. If anything, we are not paid enough to run up and down the road and the clothes and material we have to buy just to do a Show. Are you Kidding?

    November 29, 2023 at 9:13 am

    Both exhibitors and events have seen increased expenses over the years. Most people only see one side and have no idea what the other guy is going through to be able to present. Having been a musician myself in the past, I’m well aware of what it takes to provide a performance. What other profession do you work at since childhood, continue to practice virtually every day, invest thousands in equipment, travel, costuming and much more only to be told you need to perform for free! Of course, there are always those who agree to trade “exposure” for talent! Next time try to pay for your gas or pay your car payment with “exposure!” Musician need to be strong and not apologize or make excuses for expecting to be paid for the performance they provide. Chances are you have more time and money invested than virtually any other professional y9ou encounter!

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