As musicians, we play because we love to play, and it’s an honor to be able to do that. But that’s not the only reason… and some gigs can feel pretty lonely, even if you’re surrounded by a crowd or fellow musicians. Dave and Paul start this episode thinking they have a few different topics to discuss – and they do – but in the end it all comes back to the same thing: loneliness and how to avoid it.
Well, there is ONE topics that doesn’t fit into that theme, and that’s the topic of how much to charge for your gigs and your merchandise. Listen for some essential lessons that your two favorite weekend warriors have learned this week.
- 00:00:00 Gig Gab 151 – Monday, January 29, 2018
- 00:01:26 Bruno Mars
- 00:03:04 TAMI Shows
- 00:04:47 Multiple songs by the same band
- 00:07:46 Gigs for enjoyment, or gigs for a living
- 00:10:39 Pro vs. Amateur: Don’t Muck Up the Payscale
- 00:13:40 Asking for more money
- 00:17:36 The Frustration of Missing Measures
- 00:21:12 Getting up to speed with (almost) no charts!
- 00:24:25 Ticket prices – variable wins. Also merchandise.
- 00:27:38 The science of pricing
- 00:30:43 The Psychological Difference Between Tipping and Paying
- 00:32:19 Knowing your Locale
- 00:33:00 Pay what you want when you leave?
- 00:34:24 Playing just to sell merch
- 00:35:50 The Solo Mentality
- 00:37:46 In the way Wallpaper
- 00:40:06 Learning to focus when there’s no crowd
- 00:40:31 Learn your strengths… then exploit them!
- 00:43:29 It’s not always about you
- 00:46:10 Owning the Loneliness… and Maximizing it!
- 00:49:01 GG Outtro