Don't ever play a gig without an agreed price (1 Viewer)

GO

Now Is Go
Supporter
Joined
Sep 9, 2006
Messages
25,669
Solutions
1
Location
Life
A quick google of this lads name throws up threads on boards from 2003
 

therealjohnny

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Nov 1, 2002
Messages
34,332
Solutions
3
Since I started playing in a covers band I get about the same. I turned down a 200 quid per man gig the other night, also a covers band. Wedding bands can make crazy money and country n'irish can name their price it seems.
 

ann post

Well-Known Member
Thread starter
Joined
Oct 13, 2002
Messages
24,560
Solutions
1
Location
Internment Explorer sp3
Since I started playing in a covers band I get about the same. I turned down a 200 quid per man gig the other night, also a covers band. Wedding bands can make crazy money and country n'irish can name their price it seems.

Yeah like doing originals for free sorta sets out two messages when this is the standard (I also float in and out of cover acts).

1. It undermines working musicians (covers or otherwise) with the devaluation of their trade.
2. It undermines other original acts when they can be replaced at no cost.
 

therealjohnny

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Nov 1, 2002
Messages
34,332
Solutions
3
Playing in a covers band is a world away from playing your own stuff. From a musician's point of view anyway. Maybe it's not so obvious to the average punter.
 

snakybus

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Nov 7, 2001
Messages
12,340
Location
Dublin
Website
www.breakingtunes.com
Covers band gig playing songs by Abba, Madness, Beatles, and other well-known acts: 200 per musician down to, say, 50 quid per person.
Originals gig playing your songs: 20 quid per person down to zero quid.

Mathematical conclusion: The quality ratio that compares songs by Abba, Madness, Beatles, and other well-known acts to your songs ranges from 10 to infinity.

So, these songs are, at minimum,10 times better than your songs, ranging to infinitely better.

Mathematics is telling you to quit writing songs. Can you argue with mathematics?
 

billygannon

Well-Known Member
Contributor
Joined
Apr 7, 2001
Messages
13,492
Location
Dublin
Covers band gig playing songs by Abba, Madness, Beatles, and other well-known acts: 200 per musician down to, say, 50 quid per person.
Originals gig playing your songs: 20 quid per person down to zero quid.

Mathematical conclusion: The quality ratio that compares songs by Abba, Madness, Beatles, and other well-known acts to your songs ranges from 10 to infinity.

So, these songs are, at minimum,10 times better than your songs, ranging to infinitely better.

Mathematics is telling you to quit writing songs. Can you argue with mathematics?
They Might Be Giants made a good bit of cash writing original songs about mathematics
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Latest Activity

Loading…

Support thumped.com

Support thumped.com and upgrade your account

Upgrade your account now to disable all ads... If we had any... Which we don't right now.

Upgrade now

Latest posts

Trending Threads

Latest threads

Top