Pointers on becoming a session bassist

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by chris818, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. Do you have any advice, suggestions on websites, magazines, books to read regarding doing this the right, legal and smart way?

    I put out a feeler ad as a "Bassist for Hire" just to test the waters and already have received quite a few inquiries for doing paid showcases and gigs.

    I'm happy about that but since whomever hires me first, will be my first client, I want to know all the angles to play and make sure I'm protected and that we both get what we want.
    I'm a fair person and just want to be the best at what I do and offer solutions to whomever hirers me. However being new to this, there is alot I need to know.

    For example: Rates for doing showcases. How do you charge?
    Per song? Per hour? Per day?

    Also touring as a session player. How do you get compensated. Any industry standards of operation?

    Can any of you out there share some knowledge on how to get this business started on the right track?

  2. Thanks Aaron for directing me to that thread!