Musicians, Should You EVER Pay to Play?
Have you been shelling out hard earned cash to get stage time or have you been reluctant to give into the "pay to play" mentality? Are you entirely opposed to one or the other? You might be missing out on killer opportunities to expose your music to new fans by writing off "pay to play" venues entirely. On the flipside, you want to be sure you get what you pay for. What have your experiences been with this "pay to play" mentality? Shaun Letang and Lukas Camenzind discuss both sides of the coin on MusicThinkTank.com.
"The majority of places which will tell you you need to pay to get on stage, most likely don’t have the biggest audience themselves. If they did, they’d be making money from that audience, and wouldn’t require you to give up your money to get some stage time at their gig or event."