Isn’t music just a hobby anyway?

That depends.

    1. Hobbyists: can begin and end their activities at the time and place of their leisure; the non-material aspects of their activities aren’t generally aren’t vital parts of business plans.
    2. Professionals are required to begin and end high-quality services at specific times at specific locations, and those services are part of business’ plans to make money.
    • In other words, If you can start and stop whenever you want, wherever you want, and you don’t have to sound good, you are, in fact, a hobbyist, and as such, don’t require compensation.
  • If you have to sound good in a place of business that profits from your services, and you have to start and stop at specific times, you’re a professional whether you identify yourself as one or not.

Subscribe to Fair Trade Music Newsletter