I knew gigs for 150 euros. Then, almost from night to day, it fell to 50 euros (for the whole band). Now i'm knowing the "pass the cap" (busking) during the gig...yea, many bars don't pay a fixed sum anymore. Or pay anything at all. And my partner said about it: "to pass the cap you already have the street"I'm not busking and right now, i really don't want to play for people not in the mood.
Not related thought: i'm having trouble with the compressed sound of most rock bands. It seems the "standars" for mastering rock albums, made them sound like crap to my ears. It kills the natural feeling and range looking for a plain audio response...why the fuck someone would like that?