I was tagged by DJ Salipar Jipun yesterday and it was capture my attentions. I read the whole comment posted and try to understand how it was happened. On 16 October 2010, Dj Othoe of Suria Fm was organized a showcase called “girl power” at My Way Café, Karaoke and Lounge. You can read my post here (http://starznews.blogspot.com/2010/10/suriamyway.html) a day before the showcase. This event was successfully run well in the eyes of public and everybody enjoy that night.
After that showcase, there are comments arise that the performers didn’t get paid and somehow the venue didn’t provide a table for them to sell CDs and sign autographs. They just got a few tiger beers. This issue was discussing publicly on facebook. According to Atama Katama , one of the artist who perform during the “girl power” complain they didn’t get paid . You can read print screen below:
After long comment discussions, the organizer Dj Othoe give an explanations on this issue. Just read the print screen below.
Ok let’s think carefully here, why this problem can happened? For me Atama and Dj Othoe both are right. Atama Just want to help his friend and others artists to get what they should in a simple words , payment. On the other side Dj Othoe had mention early this “girl power” showcase, the artist won’t get paid. The main problem is who reported to Atama that the performers during “girl power” showcase didn’t get paid? She is the one who responsible on this matter and apologize from Atama and Dj Othoe.
If she really need a payment, why not work hard looking for showcase who provide payment and comfortable environment. I agree what Atama said, “there is a thing called CONTRACT AGREEMENT'..!!” which must be sign and agreed from both side before proceed doing something. CONTRACT AGREEMENT will protect our right and evidence if something goes wrong. If you are commenting after the showcase and no evidence , it just useless and you will get nothing.
If you are really particular on payment, why not register under MACP and get paid annually even you are performing free for the whole year. All you have to do is monitor your songs played in radio, television or shopping mall. The more you appear or covered by media you get more income. Dream to get recognized by public, you have to work hard market your talent in a positive way.
While reading the comment, I was surprise that one of my blog posts was quoted and that means what I wrote actually get attention from readers.
I hope in the future this minor issue wont arise again and keep in mind, before doing something let the contract agreement come first so you will be in a safe position on the future.