Month: June 2012

What every band leader should know…

So here’s the final post on what every band leader needs to know to avoid a major hassle with the Colorado Department of Labor… First, realize that the DOL is just doing their job.  One of their objectives is to make sure that every…

Time of performance and other issues…

Still following along with our conversation?  One issue that the Department of Labor likes to press is whether a band leader dictates the time and place of work.  If you’re not prepared to have this discussion with a government agency whose coffers are bare,…

Musicians and independent contractor agreements

Part-time professional musicians, typically known as “sidemen,” have been a big part of the live music business for decades, if not centuries.  The nomadic nature of these musicians represents the ultimate spirit of independence, entrepreneurship and self-employment.  And in many band situations, these transient…