Musicians expected to work for nothing at the Olympics?
This once again throws into focus this exasperating attitude held by so many that musicians somehow don't deserve to be paid for their work. They train for YEARS (more than any doctor), incurring great expense and hardship. In fact, a musician NEVER stops 'training'.
Why is it that so many people think musicians are fair game to be swindled, defrauded and stolen from? Do they think musicians somehow have a 'free pass' to life and don't have to pay the same bills as everyone else?
Of course, my professional advice to musicians in London: No fee, no play, no way!
Would people tell me they think about this development in particular and the poor attitude towards musicians in general?