For headline artists who are already well known, the offer of exposure can often be a good enough reason to accept free live work as they can promote a new album or tour. In addition, very well off artists may well choose to do charity gigs for free and we would not argue against this. It is important to remember though that there are only very few well off artists at the top of the profession. Most of the musicians we are talking about are gigging musicians who absolutely rely on income from live work.
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