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fREAK-1-C would like to bring the PAY-TO-PLAY scheme to the attention of gigging musicians...

PAY-TO-PLAY is a term used for a scheme run by many live music venues and promoters across the UK, where bands and artists are made to pay a deposit, that COULD be up to the sum of 200, and/or make acts guarantee a set amount of tickets sold, which could total 150+, before booking the act for showcase/gig dates. Many promoters/venues will then guarantee the act a small percantage of the gigs admission price, only when a set amount of the artists flyers have been taken on the door. In some cases, this could mean that as a band you have to take an audience of 100+ people with you before you can even break even.

This scheme is making it harder and harder for bands to gig at the supposedly 'better' venues across the UK, and those who do pay for the pleasure of playing their own material are just being blatantly exploited. What has happened to the days when bands got paid to play ? Bands are already paying out to rehearse, record, produce demos, print flyers, promotion etc, just so as they can gig... Why should we have to pat to gig as well.

So, the question we are asking is:

Should musicians have to pay for the pleasure of playing their own material?

If, like us, you think that the answer to this question is 'NO', please sign this petition and tell anyone that may be supportive of this cause to come and sign themselves.

This petition will then be brought to the attention of Venues, Promoters, Music Press, The Musicians Union and anyone who may be interested, in an attempt to get something done about this diabolical situation!

For more information on fREAK-1-C, please visit www.freak-1-c.com

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Latest Signatures

  • 09 December 2015850. Jill C
    bands and promoters should work together 50/50
  • 09 December 2015849. Syed A
    I support this petition
  • 29 November 2015848. Paul T
    Art, as usual in the UK, bunged into the waste papaer bin. Its a wonder we produce so many good musicians.
  • 27 November 2015847. Michael F
    I support this petition
  • 25 November 2015846. Jimmay S
    haha, this reminded me of blues brothers movie. darn venues be chargin.. boo-urns
  • 22 November 2015845. Brandie Garner
    I support this petition
  • 21 November 2015844. Carl T
    Bands deserve money too!
  • 20 November 2015843. Andrea B
    I support this petition
  • 17 November 2015842. Lee Lawson
    I support this petition
  • 15 November 2015841. Gareth C
    I support this petition
  • 14 November 2015840. Sarah Villa
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  • 08 November 2015839. Wiseguys P
    I support this petition
  • 04 November 2015838. Dan Smith
    I support this petition
  • 01 November 2015837. Tim M
    outrageous!!!!!
  • 26 October 2015836. Dani S
    we arent all rich ya know
  • 20 October 2015835. Matt C
    I support this petition
  • 09 October 2015834. Tym Martin
    I support this petition
  • 04 October 2015833. Simon Little
    Done-diddly-un-done.
  • 03 October 2015832. Chris Olson
    I support this petition
  • 28 September 2015831. Alec M
    I fully support this cause and I think all artists everywhere should boycott the rogue venues and a name and shame website should be set up to tell all about them.
  • 18 September 2015830. Sarah L
    I support this petition
  • 15 September 2015829. Andrew Wagner
    I support this petition
  • 11 September 2015828. Letty Blackburn
    Its outrageous, man!
  • 09 September 2015827. Ab Schultz
    say NO to pay to play!
  • 04 September 2015826. Sarah B
    I support this petition
  • 02 September 2015825. Brian B
    It ain't broke . . . stop trying to fix it
  • 01 September 2015824. Elliot K
    I support this petition

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Isabel FarrellBy:
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Petition target:
Musicians, Promoters, Venues, MU

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