Re: Why Musicians Shouldn't Work for Peanuts
The restaurant/bar where my band has a monthly gig does absolutely nothing to promote bands that they hire. They don't even have a sign outside that lists who the bands are and when they are playing. A couple weeks before each gig, we print up posters and tape them up on the walls inside the restaurant to let people know when we'll be playing. We also announce the gigs on our website.
Our guitarist gets real stressed about how many people we can bring to the resaurant when we play. We generally bring 20-40 people, and most of them are my friends and family, because I live locally. The people other bandmembers bring out are hit or miss.
You would think an establishment that is willing to pay several hundred dollars to a band would invest in at least a sign to announce the entertainment. They also don't have a website or a Facebook page. While I agree the band should do what it can to bring out patrons, it is also the establishment's duty to help do the same thing.
"Through many dangers, toils and snares..." - Amazing Grace, third verse