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How the Vietnam War created our company

Because we just passed Veterans Day, we thought it would be appropriate to tell you HOW the idea came about for Musicians Contact many years ago. Without the Vietnam War there probably would never have been this service. What?  Yes, true, and here's why...... First,...

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Replies: Comparing a musician to a plumber

In our last blog we published a little comparison between the typical wages and conditions of a struggling club musician compared to that of a plumber.  If you missed it you can catch it HERE.  Yeah, it was a bit goofy, but also sadly true in some respects.  We got...

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Asking musicians to play for free

Thank goodness Covid has finally receded and bands are back to work.  But I saw an ad on a popular website proving some things never change. A club seeking bands posted: "Our venue is looking for bands with large followings. If you can bring an audience, come out...

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Answers to: What defines a PRO musician?

What happened 9 days before Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon on July 20, 1969?  What happened 34 days before the Woodstock festival began on August 15, 1969?  Musicians Contact was born!  That's correct, our company will be 53 years old as of July 11.  Happy Bday to...

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Exactly what is a PRO musician?

We've been reading ads for musicians and bands seeking each other for years.  Ads first appeared in newspapers, bulletin boards, and magazines, but now they're strictly online. But one word has always stayed the same, and been confusing - the term "pro".  We always...

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Should musicians be happy to play for free?

Perform for free?  The answer to this question would have to be "Depends on the gig". But I often hear non-musical people say "Musicians should be happy to play for free because they love their job."  Sure, there are always exceptions, like performing for free to...

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What role does IMAGE play in a band?

Would The Beatles have been just as successful if they all sported crew cuts?  Would Nirvana be just as popular if they had all worn suits?  Would The Supremes have attained stardom if they wore blue jeans and T -shirts instead of elegant gowns?  Ever wonder about...

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Replies to DAY clubs as well as night clubs

Ok, in our last blog we talked about the possibilities of having live entertainment specifically offered by a club during the DAY.  If you didn't catch it, read it HERE   And now read some of the replies we got on this subject: ******************In Nashville there are...

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DAY clubs as well as NIGHT clubs?

How about a DAY club?  We tossed this idea out several years ago and it still seems like it could be a reality. Why couldn't a club featuring live music be successful in the day as well as at night? Specifically, a club which already features music at night could open...

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Replies: If AGE is a factor when gigging

In our last blog, we asked "Should AGE be a factor when gigging"?  We observed that over the past few decades most bands usually stick with the same general age group, for a variety of reasons. But from the replies we received, it appears that the majority of gigging...

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