Do You Work for Free?

Just read this insightful piece on musicians being treated as hobbyists rather than professionals who need to put bread on the table. They(/we?) are often asked to play for free as they are promoting themselves. WTF?

Do You Work for Free?.

It’s a very valid point and applies to a select few other industries too. Case in point journalists – there are too many publications out there looking for free articles under the guise of promotion.

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About Miles Hayler

Desktop Support Technician, Musician, Boyfriend.

Posted on 2012-04-17, in Tunes and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the reblog, Miles. Needless to say I, and so many musicians, feel strongly about this.

    • I play myself, although I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself a musician. I sometimes get a few drinks. Me and and my girlfriend were at a journalism workshop where we were told exactly the same thing. Some people just can’t distinguish between job and hobby.

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