posted by Claire Maillot
Last Minute Modification
As we feared, the promoter suddenly shortened the sets at the last minute.
2 x 65 minutes was what was negotiated originally, it was in the original contract and it’s what we’d discussed repeatedly ever since! They'd never objected to that until then.
Claire needed to step in at this point and a message to emphasise that this is what was agreed originally and that the band had worked very hard to prepare these sets.
A couple of things worth noting:
We used a diplomatic voice. We would have had to cut out half our set which the musicians worked so hard to prepare otherwise.
One question: would this have affected our payment? It did not affect our payment, no. However, Rory and the musicians were completely devastated to limit/confine ourselves to 2 x 25 minutes when 2 x 65 minutes was originally agreed. But we were able to be a bit flexible; i.e., how about 55 minutes?
We followed that up with an "ah okay" type message! (as the original one was quite blunt as we were bracing for a harsher response/rationale).
On 29 Jul 2016, at 14:04, Lev wrote:
On 14 Jul 2016, at 13:48, Rory wrote:
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Rory comes from a musical background having trained at the RNCM and worked with musicians since 2009.
Claire comes from a publishing background, having worked as a digital editor in the books industry, and proofreader in the marketing industry in London.
Jo comes from a hospitality & tourism background, having managed staff at prestigious venues throughout UK, Italy and China since 2009.
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