Originally Posted by networkacid
Just about any competition on earth, be it the lotto or playing bingo or entering a remix competition or a body building competition requires a competition entry fee. It's a perfectly normal thing.
In the case of a poker tournament, you can pay a higher entry fee to get a seat at a higher level of the competition, bypassing the bottom rung.
Or you can be commissioned to do it, because the artist knows you actually have talent and a rig larger than FL studio and a Yamaha PSR 36 "midi synthesizer". You will get paid good money. and they get exposure in a market they couldnt touch on their own. and its a win win situation...
Unlike this, which is a huge, epic fail.