Hypebot’s Virtual Negotiation: Band v. Promoter

Bruce Houghton’s Hypebot has a video depicting an exchange between a music promoter and a band member discussing a gig booking. The animation looks a little creepy. In that way, it portrays the exchange perfectly.

After having been on ALL sides of these negotiations and understanding what ALL sides are struggling with, it’s still difficult to not feel sorry for the poor band that doesn’t understand these conversations. Perhaps this will help to give anyone, hoping to book their band today, a little insight into the game? Perhaps it will help them to book their own VENUE first and then find suitable co-performers? Perhaps…?

As the goatee-adorned promoter says,

“just because I am a promoter doesn’t mean I have to promote the show.”

Ah yes, there’s the rub.


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