We understand things don't always work out as planned.
Rather than withholding information and exploding in a fit of emotional angst, we prefer to transparently dismantle, communicate and account for the what, why, how, when and where in an open, honest, neutral and unbiased way, so we may learn from experience and grow, develop and strengthen ourselves and others as individuals.
Red & Black Music was set up in 2012 to stop musicians cancelling. Conforming to our striving for information transparency, Read & Blog is an open source of KLU (Knowledge, Learning and Understanding). It reports breaches of agreements and unscrupulous traders, communicates problems to be aware of, documents incidents, resolutions and future implications and explores and analyses ongoing issues/topics in music management and production. Full names, addresses and contact details of private individuals are omitted for the purposes of GDPR.
Please read the details before putting yourself forward for roles, and please don't apply if you are busy and/or unavailable.
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Should you put yourself forward for anything again in future, please ensure you communicate at all times. I fully understand that you have other commitments but it is your responsibility to make this known so that you are not compromising other people. It's also not fair on other applicants (who might otherwise have had the chance) to accept an audition and fail to attend.
Please, for future, arrange this in advance so at the very least the opportunity can be given to someone else.
Regardless, I'd like to thank you for contacting us and I wish you the best of luck with your future endeavours.
This is a log of audition absences and the contextual correspondence and circumstances in which they happened.
Read & Blog
Red & Black Music was set up in 2012 to stop musicians cancelling.
A category naming and shaming unreliable musicians to watch out for.
A category reporting unscrupulous venues and traders.
A category exploring the issues faced working via agents and promoters.
Event Diary #1
Event Diary #2
Productions vs. Bands
Unresolved Queries 1
Unresolved Queries 2