First of all, this post is not to knock any persons. I’m just curious. I’m well aware that there are several promoters that charge DMV artists to be on the bill for a show with other DMV artists. I had a conversation with someone over the weekend, and they basically finally hit me with the fact that these artists are paying a hundered dollars or more…TO PERFORM IN FRONT OF EACH OTHER!! Can’t they do that for free? I brought this up to some of my colleagues in the industry, and they basically share the same view as me “That’s crazy.” Who are at these venues that is worth paying that much to perform in front of? Again, this is not to go at any of the many promoters that I know charge artists to perform. But those of you that know me, ya’ll know I’m about the voice of the artist and making sure they are educated and are treated fairly. And my college educated Virgo brain is always one to analyze situations to see the logic behind it.
So DMV, why are artists paying a hundred bucks or more to perform in front of each other? I’m waiting on a good answer.