I hope this is in the right section... mods, please feel free to move if needed. Why LA Club Owners Are Totally Lost And Some Advice For Them From A Professional Musician I'm not in LA, but this message seems pretty universal and something both my bands have experienced in Denver. One of the horn players in my funk band sent it out to the rest of us and I thought it would be worth sharing. It stung a little bit to be reminded of our last gig... our 11-piece funk band got hired for $200 for a 4-hour set. They did end up also giving us a small cut of sales "because they liked us so much," so we ended up with about $30/person. I can understand economy issues and musicians wanting to play so bad it hurts (I'm one of them!), but I agree with the author... there has to be a point where we as musicians have to stand up for ourselves. I especially liked the author's example of turning it back around on the club owner. Anyone have any thoughts? Advice? Tips? 5sg.