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The Fair Play Guide: Tips for co-promotion deals

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Following on with the Fair Play Guide series, in the previous post, we introduced the suggestion of co-promotion deals and what the MU says constitues a bad deal. This post offers up a few more tips for negotiating and arranging co-promotion gigs.

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The Fair Play Guide: Co-promotion deals

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There’s no reason why all co-promotion deals should be the same, as there are so many variables, including: venue capacity, location, other acts on the bill, and ticket price etc. It is therefore most effective to treat each gig as an individual negotiation. Many artists reach a level whereby they can command their desired fee and conditions without compromise, sometimes through an agent, but most gigging musicians have to negotiate on each and every show.

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The Fair Play Guide

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Pay to Play deals typically involve musicians being forced to buy large quantities of tickets for their own gig, which they would then have to try and sell to punters. We are going to run a series of blog posts under the title of “The Fair Play Guide” that offer advise for grassroots bands on the topic of co-promotion deals.

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The MU, Songfest and Shlomo

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Shlomo has collaborated with a range of artists and has pushed the boundaries of beatboxing, which is something he aims to continue to do. One of his earliest collaborations was with Icelandic pop queen Bjork on her all vocal album Medulla in 2004.

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Scottish Opera: The MU negotiates settlement

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The members of the Orchestra of Scottish Opera yesterday very reluctantly and by a very small majority accepted the Company’s proposals for a move to part-time contracts.

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