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Help! The Venue Is Trying to Steal Our Merch Money!

Everyone hates hall fees. Well, almost everyone. Venues seem to love taking money from artists selling their merch at shows.

Recently we’ve seen artists openly bashing venues for taking a cut of merch sales, and in some cases those complaints are justified.

It’s not as cut and dry as artists make it seem, so this week I’m diving in on what a hall fee is, why venues started charging them, and how you can pay the venue less with smart accounting and negotiation. Listen now to learn more!

What you’ll learn:

  • Why venues want to take part of your merch earnings
  • What the venues should be providing if they charge a hall fee
  • How to get out of paying a hall fee (or greatly reduce it)
  • The most important terms to any agreement including a hall fee
  • Using smart math to pay the venue less 😉
  • The difference between taking a fair cut and outright stealing from artists
  • Sneaky methods to avoid hall fees entirely
  • The ultimate answer to hall fees: negotiation

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