This week something really troubling happened at my job. A student came in and in passing showed me some number charts he had prepared for an audition later that day for a new Taylor Swift type singer on a Major Nashville Label. As we talked further he let me know what he was auditioning for was an unpaid intern position in her band. This is personally disgusting to me and extremely exploitive of young players and their naivete and ambitions. Too boot, this violates any AFM agreements. However, since this is the Act's Management ( Mommy and Daddy is my best guess) and Tennessee is a Right to Work state nothing can be done other than warn younger players not to do this latest nasty version of Pay to Play. Shameful!