The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131080   Message #2954036
Posted By: Big Ballad Singer
28-Jul-10 - 04:58 PM
Thread Name: Fire Sales/Scaling Down Gear
Subject: Fire Sales/Scaling Down Gear
A few music-related/economic questions:

1. Is anyone here itinerant for most or all of the year? By that I mean living on the road and going from gig to gig as they are booked or as you can get them.

2. Does anyone here perform on a strictly pass-the-hat basis, or do most, if not all, of the regular giggers have a fee they charge?

3. Has anyone here had to have a "fire sale" or scale back their performing gear or sound rig or simply own fewer instruments because of the downturns in economic health in various places, esp. here in the States?

4. Does anyone here support themselves by means of "creative" income, such as flea-market selling, bartering, a combination of gigging and tinkering or being a jack-of-all-trades type?

Just wonderin'.