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All bands make their money from touring these days...
in return for the increased drink sales
in return for wages and tips?
*totally facetious response*
...it's not unknown for self-employed waiters to pay a restaurant for access to tables, and then keep the takings from said tables.
And it's common for hairdressers or beauticians to sublet a seat in a salon.
Trying to apply analogies to music is like applying render to a window.
Loads of decent free gigs with signed bands. I suspect rather than the venues paying, it's more corparate sponsors, MAKE OUR BRAND LOOK COOL!!!
free punk/metal/grindcore shows every day pretty much
which has become the only place i put on shows because fuck losing money and not being able to pay bands and bands playing to no one.
but then that's all essentially branding/marketing for Vice, but frankly i'm comfortable with that
some people in trying to get into gigs for free shocker.
the twist in the last section is that... their shows won't be free. I'm disappointed in the narrative.
that whoever wrote it was in a Mighty Boosh t-shirt at the time
Who the hell does this when running a venue?
"ii) The “I’m just having a look"-ers
These ones have presumably never seen either a) live music b) a barn c) people or d) all of the above. We’ll oblige them up to a point - usually one song. That seems like sufficient time to a) understand the tenets of live music b) take in the full splendour of a former corn storage barn c) meet humans d) do all of the above.
In this time they’ve usually burrowed deep into the audience, found their friends and have a drink in hand. We’ll wait another song then gently remind them that they were “just having a look". Money will change hands or an argument will ensue."
If you let people wander into your gigs without paying and then they don't pay it's your fault for being stupid enough to let them wander in at all.
Sounds like a load of "We can't be bothered to go to all this effort anymore" to me.
And have reached the conclusion, that I despise The Barn in Cheltenham.
Seems whenever there's a poster in my Facebook feed or gig listing email in my inbox, there is no door charge.
I heard from a few struggling 'new music promoters' that the free gigs in East London have made it much harder for them to charge entry to see new bands. Anyone had any experience with this?