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10 Commandments of Negotiating with Musicians (Without Ripping/Pissing Them Off)

10 Commandments of Negotiating with Musicians (Without Ripping/Pissing Them Off)

As a musician who’s been in charge of hiring/firing musicians in a band, and being the guy being hired and fired, I’ve gotten to see and test what does and doesn’t work from both sides of the fence. Here are 7 ways to negotiate with musicians that leaves everyone happy: