Originally Posted by grawk
What the hell, it's an opportunity for that many more people to get an audience they didn't already have. No one's being screwed if everyone's happy with the deal.
This is the argument used by club promoters to not pay bands.
Forget McCartney and Stipe, are you happy that any band includes some people being paid, while others are not being paid, when they are both doing the same job
, playing an instrument to entertain the audience.