As long as it's all clearly spelled out ahead of time, I think organizers can have
whatever compensation formula they want.
monthly series pays a per person guarantee -- 1 caller guarantee and up
to 4 band guarantees, and performers split equally any attendance-based
bonus (if there's extra money after guarantees & expenses.)
I'm calling, I like to get at least the same compensation as the
individual band members. If a band happens to have 7 musicians, I'm not
psyched to split it equally.
You could make it a $200
performer guarantee, with minimum of $50 for the caller if the caller
doesn't travel "with the band" (as callers do with Wild Asparagus and
Elixir, for ex.). That way, a caller's pay wouldn't be negatively
affected by a chance booking match-up.
musicians, (and sound person) a guarantee of $50 each, up to $150 for
the band. We are considering simply paying $150 for the band, even if
there are only 2 musicians. ... [so] musicians get a minimum of $75
each, but the caller still gets a minimum of only $50. Hardly seems
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