Originally Posted by tamadrm
I think playing for free as amatures,and semi-pro is becoming the rule,rather than the exception.Now a professional established singer song writer wants her back up band to do it for free?On a national tour?
No no no.... see, this is where the problem lies. This is NOT a backup band being asked to work for free, and the horn and string players are not being asked to go on tour. It's one night for her fans who happen to play a horn or stringed instrument and think it would be cool to be seen onstage with her. At least that's the info presented in the article.
If she's getting drummers and guitar players etc to play for free on a national tour, I'd take a very different stance on this. But I can't find that in the article. Where is everyone getting this notion??