SMiskoe Oct. 10, 2001, 12:42 a.m. (Message 27826)
Re: Protocol/ethis for hiring/un-hiring a band...
I don't know how often this practice occurs but I consider it the height of rudeness. If it becomes known that the band hired was bumped in favor of another, the group runs the risk of being boycotted by musicians in general. "don't take that job, you might have it pulled". It would make subsequent bands ask for a hefty deposit the next time you try to hire them. If it was a local band that was bumped, you will lose all loyalty they might have towards your group. Remember that any time something goes poorly, there will be many folks who are vocal about it while when something goes well, the will be less widespread praise. Just don't do it. Cheers, Sylvia Miskoe, Concord, NH USA