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

Rick  Main Melbourne Man Mean Lean Machine Dempster......... Salad as the Rack of Gibraalter. Victoria Oratory Cross and all. 

On Nov 12, 2015, at 10:38 AM, Rick Dempster wrote:

> 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
> against
> 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)
> RD
> 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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