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    Default Getting Booked/Talent Agencies..Help.

    I auditioned for a promoter last night who thought I did a "great job".
    They asked me to play at the Libertine on Sunset in LA this thursday, but I have to give $100 for tickets by Tonight to prove I can bring ppl in...

    If I do this, and I bring ppl in, then I get a gig playing at the House of Blues on July 5th.

    I'm sketched out by it bc of the money involved.. I don't wanna get screwed over.

    Is this how club/booking situations are?
    I'm paying THEM so I can play, is that weird?

    Any input is greatly appreciated
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    screams out scam mate, dont touch with a shitty stick!

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    wow, that article explained everything that I experienced exactly.
    Thank you for that.
    getting club gigs is hard. lol
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    PTP....run a mile.
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    dont be put off though, keep networking and getting yourself around, it will only take one gig and you could have a permanent slot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian_johnstone View Post
    screams out scam mate, dont touch with a shitty stick!
    wipe that 'promoter' with that shitty stick.
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    coming from a band background i dealt with this a few times.

    NEVER pay to play
    its just lazy promoters making you do all the hard work
    and ends up destroying music scenes.

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