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.
On 10 Sep 2014, at 19:07, Jason @ Book Live Music & Entertainment wrote:
Red & Black Music has often come under fire from agents and promoters for its quotes being "too complicated" (admittedly so). While we openly admit we are trying to simplify things as much as possible there is a historic traceable reason/rationale behind our controversial "Technical" (bottom up) and "Quick Quotes" (top down) guides in terms of our accountability and how we communicate this to our clients. Much of the "confusion" arises from people simply not reading emails because they're too "busy" (= i.e., too disorganised to manage their workload). By extension, people fail to engage or negotiate, and for those reasons, simple truths and facts aren't sufficiently read and understood. We don't play the "cloak-and-dagger" game. We don't pull random figures out of thin air depending on our mood. So, then. Why are our quotes so "complicated"?
Read below for the answer.
Read also our master article regarding Complication.
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