WE DON’T PLAY FOR FREE!

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ASKED TO PLAY FOR FREE?
It’s time for action!
How many times have you been put into a position to have to say this to a prospective booker, or event coordinator?
“NO, we won’t play for exposure!”

The GPAS (General performance availability statement) Is a PROACTIVE way, to engage potential bookers, concert promoters, club owners, and anyone else wishing to book your act or performance, on YOUR terms.

This idea was concieved during a round table discussion with several bay Area musicians and artists.
The being asked to play for “Exposure” or for free, has been a rampant misunderstanding in the industry for years.
It is my belief, that this statament, (GPAS) included in promotional materials, added to websites, and being shared among the community, will not only stop these insulting requests, but also set the tone, and send a clear message that we, artists, respect and value ourselves.

Please feel free to copy and share this document, and I am asking that you do so, whie keeping my name in micro type on the document, with the copyright symbol, “©” only so that I can prevent the contents, and wording of this important document from being hijacked, or corrupted.
In a musically militant spirit,
Yours Truly,
Piero Amadeo Infante, for the Tao Of Gigging

You can download the GPAS directly using the following safe dropbox link.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fapubglm2xpxc07/AADd6ffuSANuSgOtogY-XKvRa?dl=0

P.S.
This document is also intended for the use of graphic artists, dancers, painters, sculptors, mixed media artists, and all areas of presentation craft.

 

Or, if you prefer, I can email you a copy.
I can be reached at piero@taogig.com

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