The music industry is one of the few industries that most people learn all of the tricks of the trade outside of a classroom. However, most of those insider tricks are learned through unpaid opportunities of internships or even playing gigs for free. In the midst of working hard for little to no compensation, you may begin to question what the balance is for giving free labor in exchange for experience and exposure. David Reeves shares the trade-off and potential challenges when trying to work in the music industry for free. There can be many benefits to working in the...

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