Scenario 1: after a great gig that got you a standing ovation, you wait in the backstage for the person who hired you. They arrive to congratulate all the team, they pay the fees of the engineers, then come and tell you that your music made them jump and dance, and go out the door. You are left standing there, with no money, wondering if you should go after them, or maybe a call the next day… but why would you have to chase and press for payment, when you’ve already earned it fair and square?
Scenario 2: a promoter wants you to play at their event, but they tell you, “Sorry, love, I’ve got no budget”. However, they promise to introduce you to this and that big personality of the music industry, saying that you’re sure to woo them with your performance and get new opportunities through them. The day comes, you play, and either the promoter never introduces you to anybody, or they do, but nothing comes out of it.
Scenario 3: someone has been filling your inbox with enquiries for an event, praising your work and being very enthusiastic about having you play for them. You happily send them your fees and then a day passes, a week passes, a month goes away and you don’t hear from them again. You’re left wondering what went wrong.
If any of this sounds familiar, my newest webinar is for you. On Wednesday 25th May, I’ll be talking through Zoom about everything you need to know in order to get paid what you are worth. Learn how to determine your fees and what good practises you can adopt to ensure they are paid in a timely manner.
Sounds good? Here’s something that will make it sound better: the webinar is completely free! To join, just sign up on this website. Also, while the day comes, check my free guide with tips to get paid before gig day.
See you there!