NewsAug 15, 06:12 PM
By DMA Member Lloyd Bowen
The Denver Musician, Summer 2008
Our association has done a good job over the years to raise our scales to a respectful level that is on parity with comparable cities and markets. This is a benefit for all of us, but only if the membership recognizes the hard work and determination that got us to this point. Now that we have achieved these scales, our membership is expected to value and respect them.
We have minimum scales for all specialties of performance that include casual performance, shows, concerts, educational services and recording. When you’re called for a job be sure to verify the type of work, hours, dress, location, and most importantly, how much does it pay?
And what about out of town jobs? Did the contractor or leader include expense for mileage & transportation? These are essential questions with escalating gas prices, especially when working with groups or individuals who may be unfamiliar with DMA scales and standards. There is no need to feel that you may be jeopardizing future employment simply by verifying this information beforehand, especially among professionals.
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