Is this all about money?
Money is part of it, but not exclusively or primarily. This is about better music through EARS:
- Equitability of financial risk and promotional burden - If musicians aren’t saddled with the lion’s share of both, they’ll have more time to practice
- Advocacy - helping the public understand the value of live music and musicians
- Recognition - publicly championing and promoting participating venues
- Sustainability - ensuring that musicians aren’t forced out of the business by poverty