Fee for a contractor?
  • rogue63
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    What percentage should a contractor get? I mean, I asked the local brass professor to take care of hiring for Easter brass players for me, and I figured he should get a fee for doing the extra work. Thoughts?
  • Most here ask for 10% of the total stipends paid to the instrumentalists.
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  • jpal
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    I know three contractors, and they all charge a flat $25 per person hired.
  • chonakchonak
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    In some situations, a contractor is paid the rate of one performer; for a small event, that might be out of proportion.

  • rogue63
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    This is about what I was thinking---thanks!
  • PaixGioiaAmorPaixGioiaAmor
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    Here they get nothing just for that; they are usually one of the instrumentalists to be hired, so they get that, but the gig is contingent on them finding three other people to play with.
  • Kathy
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    Sometimes these things are handled less formally, on a favors system. Asking a musician to do a gig is like handing him/her cash, so the contractor is sort of owed a favor by everybody, which can either be evened out with a stipend or just informally banked, so to speak.
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  • PaixGioiaAmorPaixGioiaAmor
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    Yes, that, or they may have a paternal interest, such as in the case of a teacher for a studio who wants to help their students get jobs.
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