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#1078801 - 04/07/15 03:06 PM Roadies  
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#1078831 - 04/07/15 07:08 PM Re: Roadies [Re: 90 dB]  
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Great Article, Bob:

At least someone is making money in "The Biz." These are the troops who man the trenches, erect the sound stages and do the grunt work for the musicians and performers. I don't know how anyone can endure the hardships, lack of sleep and time away from family... but someone has to do it... and it looks like they are making more money than 90% of the performers out doing shows on the road. The fact that this appeared in the Wall Street Journal was even more interesting.

Thanks for sharing,

Dave


#1078835 - 04/07/15 08:01 PM Re: Roadies [Re: Dave Rice]  
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Yeah this is very true. The current drummer in my new band is the monitor engineer for the country rock band ALABAMA. He makes $650 a day. That is the job to have in today's music business.takes skill, the desire to work 16-18 hour days, not get much sleep over a week-two week period, be on the road constantly, not eat too well, but it is good pay when you can get them.

MAB


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