A December playlist, and a plea on behalf of musicians

By , Guest Columnist Published: December 08, 2019 4:05 AM CT
Elizabeth Cawein
Guest Columnist

Elizabeth Cawein

Elizabeth Cawein is the founder and director of Music Export Memphis, a nonprofit export office for Memphis music. She is an adjunct professor of Music Urbanism at Rhodes College, a programmer/DJ on WYXR 91.7 FM and a national speaker on issues of music, culture and urban development.


If you got paid $100 per person for a gig in 1995, you probably still get paid $100 per person for that gig in 2019. In 2020, I hope we’ll demand fair pay for musicians, and be clear about what that means. Fair pay does not equal ‘exposure’ or beer or a sandwich.


John Paul Keith B.B. King


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