Re: [Harp-L] A Brief History of How Musicians Get Paid

Here in Oz, it's all cash, unless it's a corporate event.
For a couple of years some time back, we all had to have a "business
number" and had to sign books.
It's all faded away. Support for live music, at least here in Melbourne, is
very strong.
Stronger than I had ever imagined, until I was coaxed into this, protesting
 a law that said every gig had to have two bouncers at the door (it was
closing down so many gigs)
Here's me in front of a crowd of some ten-thousand, rallying against the
laws, in front of the Victorian parliament house.
That's not a strong wind blowing my notes; that's my hands shaking!
(There is harp content here- I also play)

On 12 November 2015 at 11:49, Trip Henderson <> wrote:

> Following up on a recent thread. I imagine its different depending on the
> local music ecosystem but here in New York City if its a bar gig its cash,
> if its a corporate gig or an institution like a museum or cultural center
> its a check. If I'm the leader and its a gig paid by check I'll pay my band
> in cash - who doesn't want cash? Lastly, the paid by check gigs are
> generally the better paying jobs so if I'm fronting the money I'll
> sometimes take a leaders fee.
> Now for a little history:
> --
> *Trip Henderson*

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