Which gig would you take ? Why ? GIG A *current gig *great songs *super cool people *artist has a great voice, sounds like himself, but accessible *excellent band *top notch management *pay is "ok" *has a Texas tv show that follows us, filming *doesn't play enough for my liking, but trying to get gigs filled *has a couple dates book in France over the summer *doing quite a few shows opening for bigger Texas acts * does well with songwriting, has cuts on new Clay Walker CD, for instance GIG B *position was just offered *great songs *artist has a great voice, but sounds a lot like George Strait *artist seems to be cool, but we've only just met *top notch management and booking *is signed to Warner Bros Nashville *pays $50 MORE each gig than Gig A, plus pays all expenses...so averages out to about $70-$75 more per gig *Just has domestic dates this year so far, though toured Europe 1.5 years ago *opens for bigger acts...plays things like George Straits NYE party *Has new album coming out in March Normally it'd be an easy decision, but I do have a lot of faith in my current gig, "GIG A". Biggest problem is we just aren't playing enough....4-6 gigs per month doesn't cut it. GIG B plays a bit more, will be playing a lot once the new album is released, and pays significantly more....but I dont know the artists personality...for all i know he could be a terrible person to work for. So, it's "known entity with a project you have faith in, but lower pay for now" vs "unknown entity with higher pay and major label deal". BTW - I'm lucky enough to have had major label deals, played with GRAMMY winners, a couple legends, etc....so while the fact that the artist from GIG B has a major label deal is nice, it;s not something I get my shorts in a wad about,....been there, done that.