At 12/17/12 07:58 PM, NickPerrin wrote:
At 12/17/12 07:48 PM, MetalRenard wrote:
What the hell... On the VERY rare occasion someone actually offers money, you could keep your mouth shut and not offer your work for free. There are TONS of opportunities for you to work for free, but don't be a douche and take away an honest man's work by whoring yourself out like that.I don't know if his post really directly states that he's willing to work for free, so I'm not sure if that's what he really means.
But yes, in case that he does, I think it's a very bad idea. The reason many people treat musicians as disposable on the internet is because there are so many of them that are willing to devalue their craft even when others are already offering them value.
Indeed. Treat yourself with a little respect! If someone comes around saying they're offering money for a gig.. guess what? THEY are going to be making money off of the end product. Don't you think your work is worth something? If you don't, maybe you shouldn't be volunteering in the first place. When you cheat yourself, you cheat everyone else. Be kind to yourself and the other musicians around here.
With that in mind.. neverr share your rates with the class publicly. That leads to everyone trying to undercut everyone and by doing so.. it for EVERYONE.
Some of you might just wanna work on something, and are so excited you don't care what it is or how little it pays, just so you can say "i did this". Which is awesome. If you don't love what you're doing, you're doing the wrong thing.. But some people here would like to get some monetary rewards as well as spiritual.. Keep them in mind too!
It's freaking awesome that people are coming to the audio portal offering to pay for services. Encourage the flow of paying gigs. Don't stifle the progress.