Thursday, 26 September 2013

That Time of Year Again

New term, new beginnings. This time of the year always brings an influx of new applicants to join DepList, a good number of them premature. It is worth reminding potential applicants and sponsors that DepList's function is emphatically not to help people obtain work. That may happen to be an end-result or a byproduct of DepList, but it's not what it was designed or invented for. "So what's DepList for, then?" you ask. Answer: To help people book musicians. Competent ones, reliable ones and, above all, experienced ones. We already have plenty of members. Our numbers fluctuate, but we never have fewer than 250 in active membership. We don't need any more.

If you apply straight from college, we'll probably turn you down. Simple as that. Please, please wait until you can truly say that you have sung/played in a wide variety of venues and that you have acquired a lot of experience in your particular area of expertise. I would discourage anyone from applying until they are 23 or 24 years of age.