Musicians coming home after gig paid in exposure

Houndog

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I tell people who are mad at bands playing cheap that it will never change , no one is going to band together as a group and make bars pay more ...
No amount of griping will change it .

You want to make $100 a gig , put a band together or practice your ass off to be good enough to land that better gig that’s worth $100 a man a night or more ...
 

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Love those "audition" gigs owners try to pull on you. Thought that crap was done with but just had a new guy on the scene pull that. Audition this.
 

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Been decades since my last gig and I've been meaning to ask this question and I know it varies widely on a number of different variables but what does an average non dive bar gig (decent venue) run nowadays?
 

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Funnily enough,the band I'm currently in have agreed to do a couple of gigs for free at local places we've all played many times before.
The reasoning behind it is that they have had a tough time throughout the Covid lockdowns and it's just a little thing we can do to support them.
I'm sure they'll sort us out on the hospitality front,but either way it just seems the right thing to do.
 

IBitePrettyHard

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Funnily enough,the band I'm currently in have agreed to do a couple of gigs for free at local places we've all played many times before.
The reasoning behind it is that they have had a tough time throughout the Covid lockdowns and it's just a little thing we can do to support them.
I'm sure they'll sort us out on the hospitality front,but either way it just seems the right thing to do.
Bring a tip jar!
 

dyland

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Been decades since my last gig and I've been meaning to ask this question and I know it varies widely on a number of different variables but what does an average non dive bar gig (decent venue) run nowadays?
$4-500 for the whole band, in my experience.
 


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