This is not about me. My friends know better than to take advantage of me just because we’re friends.
Let’s establish a few things:
- MUSIC IS MY JOB – it’s my only income. It pays rent, bills, food and supports my family.
- MUSIC IS MY BUSINESS – it covers supplies, instruments, devices, transportation, etc.
- MUSIC IS MY LIFE – concerts, rehearsals and recordings happen everyday, any day, any hour, weekends and nights included. You’re glad the weekend is here? Musicians aren’t.
- Even if it’s not the case for all the musicians out there, I’m still including this one: I HAVE STUDIED MUSIC ALL MY LIFE – for as long as I can write and read, I have been studying music. How long have you studied for the job you have?
Don’t be that guy/gal. Support your friend’s business and pay for their services, repay their effort and time, honour their work and their devotion, and spread the word!
That’s what a friend does!