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Author Topic: Benefit shows  (Read 3418 times)

frank kayser

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Re: Benefit shows
« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2014, 01:20:26 pm »

$500 isn't serious money for a casino.  Helping out charities makes them look good.
That was $500 MORE than the casino charges...
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Doug Hammel

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Re: Benefit shows
« Reply #51 on: January 17, 2014, 02:42:01 pm »

How do you all approach a request for sound for a benefit show?  Do you offer them a deal, do you ask for price with some of it going back to the benefit, etc.  Just looking at tips for when you're asked, especially when they ask you to do it for free...

It may have already been said, but when they do these shows especially the big ones, they say "all proceeds go to X charity". That means after everyone gets paid whatever is remaining goes to the charity. If you want to provide a discount that is your decision to make. Remember you are providing a professional service that they do not otherwise have available to them. It is just business.
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Keith Broughton

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Re: Benefit shows
« Reply #52 on: January 18, 2014, 03:05:38 pm »

I decided early on not to do "charity" shows. The people who run the charity get paid so should I.
Maybe I'm hard hearted but I need to pay the bills.
The only free even I ever did was the funeral reception for a friend.
Oh yes, and the gig where the band stiffed me for my pay!
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