Re: playing for free - amanda palmer - are you serious?
well said steve!
playing for free because its fun not only undermines the value, it basically states if you enjoy what you do, you shouldn't get paid. I think many people, not just artists, would fall under this category.
should we only get paid if we hate our jobs?
giving people a chance to play for a big artist is not recompense. should we only get paid if we've already been made? do undiscovered artists have to bear even more cost while waiting for their dreams to come true? it is heart breaking enough to practice like crazy and take risks and hope that it pasy off one day but know it probably won't. if we add this new pressure to the equation more people won't even bother. the world would be the poorer.
these musicians should at least be payed union standard rates for their stage time. shame amanda!