Writing an artist review is as important, if not more important, than obtaining a client review. Unfortunately, not enough people realise this and we were too late to realise this in one instance.
This example demonstrates a wedding running behind, and the client criticising the artist for not staying behind to play the wedding first dance. The crucial point to note here is that the artist was never asked to stay longer and it cannot be assumed that the artist will stay longer if the timings run outside the parameters of the contract.
This thread explores the understanding that venues/promoters are assumed to have regarding band riders. It's trying to find a way of implicitly stipulating these requirements without being overly meticulous.
This post highlights a straightforward communication issue on the part of the client. This client could have simply indicated from the outset (11/10/2013) that they were not willing to offer any feedback, which wouldn't have been an issue.
However, their inability to communicate has rebounded on them leading to frustration. Ultimately, it amounts to a pending/unresolved database query - which was eventually resolved and ticked off.
This is a follow-up article to the one from last July, and explores unresolved queries after the booking has happened.
View Part 1: Unresolved Queries #1: Enquiries
This illustrates how easily miscommunications lead to misunderstandings, and how venues get confused between different bands (especially when working under exclusive agency names).
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Red & Black Music was set up in 2012 to stop musicians cancelling.
Please note: full names, addresses and contact details of private individuals are omitted for data protection purposes (unless already made public elsewhere online).
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.