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As incredible as it seems here is a collection of out of the box ideas musicians have tried successfully to get over. The lip sync singer: A four piece group split up because they were having trouble making a living in today’s low pay scale environment. Three of the members were good singers. Unfortunately the guitar player wasn’t blessed with a good voice. Desperate to make money he came up with a solution. Hire a good singer to record all his vocal tracks which he would lip sync on the job. Sound tricky? Many celebrities have resorted to this when they had vocal problems and wanted to avoid breach of contract. Forging ahead he hired a singer, recorded the tracks professionally and with a little practice was ready for his first gig. At three hundred dollars a night for five nights or five hundred for a single night the money was worth the chance. When you’re hidden behind a microphone with a wind screen it’s hard to see the singer’s mouth. Avoiding jobs were he is too close to the audience and could be exposed he was successful and still is to this day. The street hustler: New York is famous for its street performers from jugglers to musicians playing for tips. While on business in the city my path took me throw a rout twice month where an older man was playing the sax and was quite good. With tip jar by his side he played in the afternoons in an upscale high traffic retail district. Curiosity got the better of me so I discretely followed him when he was finished. Around the block he jumped into a shofer driven town car. From what I understand they run a hundred dollars an hour with a three hour minimum. He’s laughing all the way to the bank. Franchising the name: After years of building a good reputation a band leader with very little musical talent hired his band out with him conducting them like an orchestra from the big band era. They were quite a presentation complete with matching suits and shoes and stands with the bands logo in clear view of the audience. One day he came up with the idea of hiring more musicians and having them go out with the same name. The bands would play, he would show up and conduct them for a set and move on to the next.  The audience was none the wiser nor did they care. They were hiring a famous area band which was well rehearsed with a professional appearance. And it still is working for him today.
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As incredible as it seems here is a collection of out of the box ideas musicians have tried successfully to get over. The lip sync singer: A four piece group split up because they were having trouble making a living in today’s low pay scale environment. Three of the members were good singers. Unfortunately the guitar player wasn’t blessed with a good voice. Desperate to make money he came up with a solution. Hire a good singer to record all his vocal tracks which he would lip sync on the job. Sound tricky? Many celebrities have resorted to this when they had vocal problems and wanted to avoid breach of contract. Forging ahead he hired a singer, recorded the tracks professionally and with a little practice was ready for his first gig. At three hundred dollars a night for five nights or five hundred for a single night the money was worth the chance. When you’re hidden behind a microphone with a wind screen it’s hard to see the singer’s mouth. Avoiding jobs were he is too close to the audience and could be exposed he was successful and still is to this day. The street hustler: New York is famous for its street performers from jugglers to musicians playing for tips. While on business in the city my path took me throw a rout twice month where an older man was playing the sax and was quite good. With tip jar by his side he played in the afternoons in an upscale high traffic retail district. Curiosity got the better of me so I discretely followed him when he was finished. Around the block he jumped into a shofer driven town car. From what I understand they run a hundred dollars an hour with a three hour minimum. He’s laughing all the way to the bank. Franchising the name: After years of building a good reputation a band leader with very little musical talent hired his band out with him conducting them like an orchestra from the big band era. They were quite a presentation complete with matching suits and shoes and stands with the bands logo in clear view of the audience. One day he came up with the idea of hiring more musicians and having them go out with the same name. The bands would play, he would show up and conduct them for a set and move on to the next.  The audience was none the wiser nor did they care. They were hiring a famous area band which was well rehearsed with a professional appearance. And it still is working for him today.