Re: Contracts for The Pros
The arrangements in bands I've been involved with have split the pie evenly for performing. However, extra cuts can be had if you do extra work, like bring the PA or book the gig. When playing with big-name acts that come through town, I typically get paid union scale, which seems piddly when you're playing for a 12,000 seat venue that people paid upwards of $60 a ticket to go see. You just know that somebody who merely booked the gig is making some serious cabbage!
I'm interested to hear from the "big wigs" on this one as well...