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.
This is a general message aimed at all musicians.
Lateness is an issue that needs to be addressed. A number of instances have been brought to my attention where musicians have arrived at an event late either unintentionally or due to other commitments.
If you are travelling to an event, please can you always allow extra time as standard (i.e., half an hour for every hour of travelling), to allow for things such as traffic and weather in case they delay your journey.
If you have other commitments such as teaching during the day or lessons to prepare for the following week, which are likely to affect your arrival time, please arrange this with me at the point of enquiry, not subsequent to the point of contract. I fully understand musicians have other commitments, and this is fine, but it is your responsibility to ensure that you arrange these around your contractual agreements well in advance so that you are not compromising other people on the day of an event.
The arrival time is stated in your contract agreement and therefore needs to be respected.
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