One of the ways I get a lot of work is through showcases. These are where you perform in front of people who are in a position to book your show. This year has been interesting with them happening virtually. I think a lot of “newer” musicians are struggling in this format compared to what a variety act can do.
Recently I was at a showcase and took this picture of this band’s virtual showcase:
They had their tip info on the video!!!!
I can’t believe their agent didn’t look at it and tell them to take it off. I think it’s not only disrespectful to the viewer, it’s just lazy. The band added the tip info to an existing video, that means they have a copy of it without it.
Show that you respect your audience and don’t ask them for a tip, when you’re trying to get a contract worth thousands of dollars!