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Negotiating Better Fees for Musicians
Tue 18 October 2016, 18:30 – 20:30 BST
The latest in our series of music industry events is a session on the all-important issue of...getting paid.
The event is aimed at anyone who has to negotiate with promoters, venue managers, other musicians, technicians, suppliers etc. on a regular basis.
Delivered by professional musician and promoter Stephen Wright of Glasgow-based production company Fairpley, the session will cover:
The fundamentals of negotiation
The key phases of negotiation
The best and worst things you can do to a negotiator
How to avoid working for nothing
Negotiating around a problem or grievance
How to negotiate better fees
Louise Stanners Pow of the Musicians’ Union will also be on hand to guide you on using contracts and being treated fairly, as well as highlighting the work the MU does to help musicians.
There’ll be ample time to ask questions too.
The event takes place at The Anatomy Rooms in Aberdeen on Tuesday 18 October 2016 from 6.30-8.30pm.
Tickets are FREE, but limited.
Stephen and Fairpley have produced and promoted a range of events across music, theatre and comedy, including events at major festivals such as Celtic Connections, the Edinburgh Fringe and Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival. They also deliver and develop projects with a broad range of partner organisations, and have worked collaboratively with a number of leading Scottish actors, musicians, performers, playwrights and poets. For more information please visit www.fairpley.com
Louise Stanners Pow:
Louise is the Regional Officer for the Musicians’ Union (MU) in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The MU represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business. As well as negotiating on behalf of musicians with all the major employers in the industry, the MU offers a range of services tailored for self-employed musicians across all genres. For more information please visit www.themu.org
The Anatomy Rooms is situated off Queen Street, behind The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen's city centre.