Originally Posted by los marbles
One thing that should be mentioned. It may be tough to get bands to fork over a pile of dough up front if you have no rep.
I have had bands come in who tell me horror stories about dirt-bag recordists who ripped them off. A band like that may be wary to hand you all their savings without knowing much about you.
If you are building your rep, get them to pay daily. Once you are established and people know your work, they wont mind at all paying up front.
they are free to go somewhere else
and i encourage them to do that
if they were not happy before
then they may be problem clients
who wont be happy anywhere
i dont need that hassle
and not going to hassle getting paid
ALL THE CASH UP FRONT
TWICE THE AMOUNT IF YOU RESERVE TIME
will give back half if yo ushow up and use the time
so you pay the normal rate
but no show me and you lose it all