So yes, they do need to compete. If they want paying also then I would expect a vastly superior product to the offered by an amateur. The general public would not notice this difference in quality, so why should they pay?
As I mentioned previously, there are occasions when a proffesional is needed. This certainly isn't one of them
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I'll ask a slightly different question therefore, which is this: if all that matters is "the general public not being able to tell the difference between a professional and an amateur musician", do you think there should be professional musicians at all?
I don't have any issue with professional players, indeed I know a few myself and wish them well. The olympics however do not require such commitment so it is possible for amateurs to do it.
I can't believe that you reckon the public can't tell the difference between professional and amateur musicians.
A band like Grimethorpe ARE professional players! They have played on Film, T.V. Top Venues and to C.D standard LIVE. They just happen not to all get a wage. The band gets paid for every gig and rightfully so. The M.U's previously mentioned grumble (if they have one) is either because they can’t accept the fact that un-paid players can play as well as paid players or because said un-paid player are not part of their little club.
Musicians should get their usual rate for the gigs they do. Pro = pro rate. Amateur = amateur rate. Simple.
The treatment of musicians is especially frustrating as some - bus drivers and tube drivers are not just getting paid their usual rate but are being given bonuses for agreeing to not strike during the Olympics.
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this thread just seems to be full of so called "professional players throwing they're toys out of the pram. Theres enough people making money out of this debarcle we call London 2012 without brass players deciding they want a bit too
Who don't and have no intrest. Whilst it's great for the movement and Grimey in particular to be taking part in this, don't forget that at the end of the day, mr bloggs from the ivory coast, or mrs bloggs from Slovakia won't give two hoots!!!! They most probably won't have a clue who they are. And although they are taking part,
If it was anything like the commonwealth games, it would
Only last maybe 3-5 minutes of the while ceremony.
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