negotiating for musicians

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: 

5 Tricks To Get You The Most Money For Shows

5 Tricks To Get You The Most Money For Shows

Musicians often make big mistakes when negotiating how much money to charge for a performance. Here are my five most effective tricks for getting the maximum money out of a show, while still being honest and keeping the customer satisfied: