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Would you take the Bieber gig?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by cronker, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. cronker


    Feb 13, 2007
    So, you get asked to take the bass chair on the new Justin Bieber world tour. Need to read, no frilly stuff, and just session the job.

    With his image, music and media attention, do you do it?
  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Yes because of money,exposure and experience.
  3. nortonrider


    Nov 20, 2007
    except he can keep the exposure and experience, just show me the money.
  4. Gaius46


    Dec 15, 2010
    Yep. A job's a job.
  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    I'm curious about the reasons why somebody would turn it down. Great gig.
  6. sketch


    Oct 16, 2013
    Tacoma, WA, USA
    Definitely. Get paid to play easy songs, travel the world's biggest cities, and oh, get paid.

    I spent the last 3 years backing a guy who would rival Beiber's douchy antics, minus any fame, nothing new to me anyway.
  7. davidhilton

    davidhilton Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 13, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Of course.
  8. Yeah, we could be doubles. (Many people have said I bear a close resemblance to him)
    And even through all of his stupidity in the past year, he's just a normal human being who's probably really likeable once you get to know him.
  9. aquamentus


    Apr 15, 2005
    Keokuk, IA
    I'd sell my first born for that gig. National act, huge shows, exposure, unimaginable stories, etc...
  10. Are you offering me the job? :bassist:
  11. musicman666


    Sep 11, 2011
    Hell yeah!!! Fast cars, booze, pot, cash, XTC, DUI, and hot babes.............oh yeah and his dad hanging around too !?!?!:eek:
  12. obimark


    Sep 1, 2011
    For $1Million salary, sure thing. I don't sell out for cheap.
  13. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    +1 :bassist: ?His dad - hmm? I think I remember his mom being kinda hot....I'm leaning that way but DSDF :)
  14. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    The bass (probably all the music, for that matter), is pre-recorded.

    Sure, why not? I can dance. I have a cool hairdo.

  15. Abso-friggin-lutely
  16. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    I wouldn't. He sucks, his music sucks. I don't need the money that bad. Plus I would get zero musical or artistic satisfaction from playing in that band. Money isn't everything for me. If it was, I would be in cover bands playing generic oldies/disco/classic rock songs at weddings and sports bars.
  17. musicman666


    Sep 11, 2011
    Never seen his mom but his dad always seems to be present durring his escapades........at least in the tabloids. We can trust the tabloids for comprehensive reporting.of course.
  18. skwee


    Apr 2, 2010
  19. no matter who u are. if you played with justin beiber, you would at least tell someone that played with justin bieber. doesn't matter how much you hate him.

    "hey, i played bass for justin bieber once," says number one bieber hater.
  20. JohnMCA72


    Feb 4, 2009
    Sure! I've met some similar outfits. The "star" never hobnobs with the hired help, so you wouldn't have to deal with him outside of work (he'd probably never talk to you anyway; relay through the MD). Plus, you can be sure that the crew is all top-notch. That tour could be a great door-opener. Should be good money, good food, somebody to schlep gear, no more than 2 to a hotel room, great chance to network, & lap up the dregs of the groupie chicks if one is so inclined.

    I'd love to sell out. I just need a good buyer!