Ok here’s the thing, performing someone else’s song and recording your act for your own contentment is generally acceptable, even flattering, but smiles turn into lawyers when you start selling stock options. Many major artists no longer own their work, it’s on consignment under contract with management, so they couldn’t give you the rights if they wanted to. It’s not personal.
This is why I can’t list cover songs I perform on a public website and a private website is a diary, not a website. I have more OP (other people’s and OP = cover) songs in my set than originals. I can’t list them or record them for all of these reasons, plus one more… I can’t use their label to promote my label.
You are welcome to take pictures and videos with your phone, just don’t publish them. They are for your own enjoyment. In a digital world it gets complicated because there’s no fog line on the edge of the road. I consider it a personal favor if while you share any song I perform you also include recognition of the original artist, as you don’t have a label conflict.
If I am performing for you and you alone, then please feel free to interrupt my song, unless you are the owner of the establishment and you wish me to end my set. Otherwise, I will be happy to respond to your inquiry at the completion of my current offering.
Disclaimer: I reciprocate tolerance as well as intolerance and I believe that to be fair. Please select elsewhere if you prefer obscenity, excessive profanity or are organizing for any type of angry protest or political demonstration. Not judging, I simply have more positive things to do with my time and equipment. It’s a rule… no swearing on my set. You get three strikes.
The sticker shock price is $200.00 for a standard set, whether it’s a solo performance, open mic, recording session, pre-recorded music or any combination. The price for a mini-set is $100.00. This does not include applicable travel costs, large PA setup charge, additional recorded sound production, or discounts . These charges are described below.
Mileage charges are based upon the distance from the U.S. Post Office in Springdale, Washington to the location where your event will take place. The first fifty miles are free, so fifty is subtracted from the distance. After that the distance is rounded down to the nearest ten miles and charged out at one dollar per mile. For example, a distance of 168 miles costs $110.00 (168 – 50 = 118, rounded down to 110).
Large PA setup fee:
There is an additional $100.00 setup fee for the large PA (Public Address) system, which requires additional time to setup, sound check and tear down.
Per diem fee:
If your event spans several days, or requires an early arrival the day before to setup and be ready for your event, a $100.00 per day (per diem) fee applies.
Sound production fees:
If recorded, a copy of your open mic performance can be saved to an online storage location, downloadable by you for a fee of $10.00 (three songs for $20.00). Please observe the copyrights of others as explained above. Sound production fees for a recording set are included in the set price.
For recurring sets (such as a monthly set) a discount of 25% is applied to the price of the set, mileage, per diem and the large PA setup fee.
Insurance and permits:
You are solely responsible for any insurance and/or permit requirements necessary for your event.
Reservations and refunds:
To secure our entertainment for your event requires a 50% deposit which is conditionally refundable.
If some unforeseeable circumstance (a car wreck or catastrophic equipment failure, for example) preempts us from delivering at least two hours of your standard set, or your entire mini-set, then your entire deposit plus a $100.00 future credit will be given. No additional remedy applies under any circumstance.
Your deposit is confirmation of your acceptance of this agreement.