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Pay working musicians!

Now I know this isn’t what I usually post as it’s not bone related but it’s important none the less.

My boyfriend is a working musician, and therefore a lot of our friends are working musicians. Constantly they are asked to play for free as there is no budget for entertainment, however the caterer’s, cleaners and bar staff are all paid. They are doing a job and so are the musicians. This argument arose during the 2012 London Olympics and that’s when I really started thinking about it.

This has come to my mind again after seeing a recent post on facebook by my boyfriend when a musician sent a response to TV company asking to use his music for free. It’s only fair that musicians get paid for their work, and for the sake of their liveihood (including my boyfriend’s and therefore mine!) please read these articles, debate them and share them.

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