“What exposure will I get? Will the booking agent for venues be present? A talent scout for a record label? What about a DJ from a radio station who may want to play my song? How many of your guests are likely to pay me for an event? Or will they want to be to do it fOr ThE eXpOsUrE as well?” -Laxly
“I’m a wedding officiant. I’ve done over 100 weddings since the venue freeze in 2020, and I can promise you that the only people your work makes an impression on are the ones who paid for it and the other vendors.” -Chubbstock
“The world DOES owe her free wedding songs though.” -haneybaker
“Here’s how you deal with that:
Ask them to provide proof of how many social media followers they have and a contact for their publicist. Anyone having millions of followers and making a living this way will have one.
Ask them to provide at minimum four to five vendors to who they have provided exposure so you can contact them for reference (this is to see how that exposure helped them increase sales or revenue)
Finally, ask them if your lawyer can send them a contract spelling out what you will do for them and monetary policies/goals where if they fail to meet said exposure goals, they can personally fill in the monetary gap.
For custom work, you should be compensated at the going professional rate.
By that last sentence, they have always checked out and block you, which is sweet music to my eyes (people text all the time, no one actually talks to anyone anymore, because if they did, sometimes they would hear how stupid they sound)” – bradlees