There's a growing epidemic going on in the music industry, that's seeing various "promoters", "bookers", "managers", "label execs" etc. brainwashing artists and musicians alike into believing that their "services" are the "industry standard" and have been for decades. In reality, these people have typically been defrauded themselves in whatever area they were working in within music, and sadly they continue to add to these disgusting practises. They're choosing to go down this slimy road, instead of moving forward positively, working to help diminish those wrong-doers, they turn into one themselves convincing others this is the only way in this music society.
As the story goes, their shiny websites tell a compelling story of their colourful music background and the many household names they've had the pleasure to work with and/or help shape into the artists and musicians we've all come to love...and more importantly who you, the hopeful artist reading this, will natural become if you are fortunate enough to get chosen by them. Legendary venues who's stages are layered with years of the sweat and success of iconic artists, and you too could be part of these amazing legacies. Oh, but there's some fine print there...look a little closer. What? A (supposed) small fee? Oh don't worry that's just an "investment" into your career. During a very not-so-informative call, they try and assure you that working with them will transform your career and definitely take it to the next level. Don't focus on the payments, focus on the
These fraud baths are beyond dirty and need to be stopped once and for all! Yes these deplorable practices have been going on for way too long, but that doesn't make them legit! The truth will always come to light. Let's finally all work together and take back the industry. Legit artists getting legit pay for their music services. How about going back to auditioning and letting them earn their spot instead of "gifting" it to them based on social media algorithms Their gifts and talents will fill the seats naturally. Don't let this eyeless tunnel vision keep going on, stop turning a blind eye.
That's just my #SpecyalOpinion 😎