Until we can get the public to understand the business side of being a musician, we have lost the argument

Until we can get the public to understand the business side of being a musician, we have lost the argument

Until we can get the public to understand the business side of being a musician, we have lost the argument; the justification for reasonable pay, the value we create, and how we should be looked after. We need to re-establish respect for the average joe musician.

I think it is about the winning over the average person, getting them to understand some basics. If the average guy understands how we work, Cafe Rouge wouldn’t get away with it – customers would be on our side and make our case for us.

Chris Downing