Big Mouth – What are words worth?

When I still had hair, I played in a band. One of the things we ran up against again and again was ‘pay to play’, a pernicious racket that exploited people who liked making a racket.

With pay to play, concert venues would offer new bands a gig on the basis of selling X amount of tickets. If you didn’t sell X, you were expected to pay the shortfall out of your own pocket. More often than not, bands didn’t sell X. They paid up again and again because the gigs offered ‘exposure’.

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