The MU has been categorically against ‘pay-to-play’ gigs since their emergence many years ago. These deals typically involved musicians being forced to buy large quantities of tickets for their own gig, which they would then have to try and sell to punters. The role of promotion was, in effect, transferred to the musicians, often leaving them out-of-pocket, playing to empty venues, and struggling to use gigs as a way to expand their fanbase and profile.
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.
Look out for tomorrows post.
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