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This isn't even close to what it should be for someone of my level of experience and ability. The answer for me at this point is not to work as a drummer.
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Any new product (of any kind) is usually initially "sold on consignment" given the competition out there and limited "shelf space".
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No one goes to the Garden, Carnegie Hall, Mercury Lounge, any concert club or any movie theater just to hangout… they go to see a specific artist, monster truck show, Michael Jordon, or movie… a specific draw.
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They have major Baby swingsets and expenses already. Frankly you're of no value to them until you can help them address their basic business plan. You should only work with the venues that operate in your mutual best interest.
Make sure they have proper production facitilies (stage, sound system, lighting et al), consumer amendities, basic media marketing (regular ads, signage, relationship with local media), etc.
Make sure they have developed a venue that respects you Baby swingsets an artist and your audience. Fuck "pay to play". Shoot, play on the street or in the subway. Find the venue owners the will give you a regular gig to help build your following… they are Baby swingsets there, but don't fuck up by insisting on Baby swingsets payments initially.
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