Should Musicians Ever Work for Free?

Such a simple question. Such a simple answer. Most us quickly realize the answer after adding up the costs of instruments, lessons, transportation to and from the gig, CDs, and so on. Yet for those who still struggle with the issue, here’s a flowchart that will lay it all out for you. (Note: this is the clean version of the flowchart. A version with saltier language is available.)

Still can’t decide? Here are more of my thoughts on the issue, along with some from The Successful Musician blog.


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