I had a post on about what people charge for their bands because I am on a marketing campaign for mine. I needed to know what the going rate was. I learned a few things from the responses and have devised a strategy that would be brilliant if it works, and yet another wasted effort if it doesn't. If you want to keep getting what you are getting, keep doing what you are doing.... in that spirit I'm thinking something new is in order. Given, a cover band gets about 100 dollars per piece. What if you would include radio marketing with your price? I did some quick research and found that for a thirty second spot at whatever time they choose (a local country western station as we are a country western band) I would pay 9 dollars. For a thirty second spot between 5am and midnight it is 18. I could get 5 spots between 5am and midnight for 90 dollars... we are a four piece so the finished cost for the gig would be 490 dollars.... but we do radio advertising for their establishment (on their dime, and with our name I'm running the idea past the guys, but I thought I would share it here... where it was born.