[Artist Development] Setting your value
It is the most amazing feeling when you have been invited to perform at a venue. Finally, you have a chance to showcase some of this hard work and the talent that you have been perfecting for months on months at a time maybe even years. An artist that is performing at a venue should get paid ( in theory ) to do so such as a major label artist does.Maybe not as much but still.
You should not have to pay to perform. The more you succumb to these demands of venues whose interests are only themselves, then your worth is pretty much being set. granted you are not a known artist (or as known on a wider scale than your in) you should not settle for paying to perform. The only winner in those situations are the venues. Learn to negotiate or find a manager to act in your behalf and best interests.