Red & Black Music supports free markets, free enterprise, fiscal spending, deregulation, reduced taxes and the ability for the individual to determine the financial aspects of business, unrestricted by the rates and regulations set by the trade unions such as The Musicians' Union and The Incorporated Society of Musicians. Although we fully endorse the support that these groups provide to musicians: we are also hardened realists who believe that free markets and individual responsibility/achievement are the primary factors behind a successful music business. By lowering musicians' fees to a reasonable/moderate level, one reduces the "risk factor" aspects of engaging musicians and thereby securing autonomy and sustainability in what is already a very unstable industry. We champion only the brightest and best musicians, songwriters, producers and engagers who are unwavering and committed to their trade, and who go that extra mile to realise their artistic vision in the face of adversity. We value longevity and endurance. We reward those who are steadfast and loyal. We embrace pragmatism and reject all notions of "collaborative ventures". Music doesn't simply "come together" overnight, by magic, but through the dedication and hard work of the isolated individual.
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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.