This is an idea I've been working on for a while. If we apply the same thinking that goes into producing Starbucks, Ruby Tuesdays etc. to band performances. What would happen. Sort of along the lines of one central contractor that owns the equipment for multiple "bands"**! and moves the equipment, then negotiates contracts for play conforming to a certain standard, then hires musicians to fill these roles. The "musicians" would earn fairly minimal but existant wages. On the surface it seems like a horrible arrangement just like comparing your great neighborhood coffee shop to Starbucks, however on the other hand every neighborhood coffee shop isn't that great, and many locations wouldn't have coffee shops if it weren't for Starbucks and the like (ie the airport). For younger employees the corporate environment provides a relatively safe introduction to the cruel work world. Many of the musical idioms are so standardized playing the same beats and songs on the same equipment, it shouldn't be difficult to find and contract players. Furthermore, by a central contractor owning the equipment, the contractor can ensure that the sound is balanced and fits the venues(the owner wouldn't have to worry about a half stack showing up at the gig).