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Happy New Year

January 1, 2012

The welcome break since Xmas is almost behind us, we'll soon be back at it, and I wish everyone reading this a Happy New Year.

May it be a good one for musicians who need to find new avenues to make a living from their music, something we keep exploring in the pages of Recording magazine. 

The following item brought back memories of days gone by when restaurants actually paid musicians to play for the patrons' dining and dancing pleasure, when "pay to play" had yet to be invented, and when a selfrespecting wedding couple would have balked at having somebody spin records (that was barely good enough for a poor student's dorm party) but when a band was mandatory to make the occasion memorable.

I don't know if this is for real or not, it came my way and I thought I'd share it:



We are a small & casual restaurant in downtown and we are looking for solo musicians to play in our restaurant to promote their work and sell their CD. This is not a daily job, but only for special events which will eventually turn into  a nightly event if we get positive response. More Jazz, Rock, & smooth type music, around the world and mixed cultural music. Are you interested to promote your work? Please reply back ASAP.


A Musician's Reply:


Happy New Year! I am a musician with a big house looking for a restauranteur to come to my house to promote his/her restaurant by making dinner for me and my friends. This is not a daily job, but only for special events which will eventually turn into a nightly event if we get a positive response. More fine dining & exotic meals and mixed Ethnic Fusion cuisine. Are you interested to promote your restaurant? Please reply back ASAP.

1 Response to Happy New Year

chris says

February 15, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Bet they had 20 other musicians willing to come in, as insulting as it is!

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