wow ganda ng thread na ito ah
anyway, if planning to build up a production, i would suggest it would benefit both parties (the bands and the production). Then make certain rules and regulations so the bands would understand the terms and conditions on the production you have created. If they don't agree, don't force them and look for bands who are interested. Much better if the production and the bands would have a signed agreement (just incase something happens).
Mas maganda if no ticket selling talaga. Pag pera kasi pinag usapan, minsan iba ang naiisip, nagkakaroon ng contradictions. and some bands will fell being used. Mas maganda kung transparent.
In MUSIC ZONE's case, we are tied up with our foreign counterparts. We also an event services team in w/c we provide set ups (lights, sounds, and band eqpts) to our clients. So if ever we got a project (let's say a concert for a cause), we have regular bands to play as front act bands before the main band (usually a known recording band). Then to our foreign counterparts, kapag may international event and the host country is Philippines, our regular line up bands will be there to take part. Usually kasi we don't make regular gigs for bands (coz bars usually ask for fees when you set up a production to their establishments w/c forces to ticket selling). wla masama in ticket selling actually but depends on what purpose yun. So we tried na lang kapag may event kami (like concerts), dun na lang sila mag play. At least lots of people will able to get watch the bands, at nakatulong pa ang lahat. All beneficial to both production and bands as well. nasa pag uusap naman yan eh.
And if we have clients for private events (like company parties), our bands gets paid also.
You can also check Music Zone website @ www.musiczonephil.cjb.net
and you will see the last event we had done (last october 30 @ Hard Rock Cafe. just check under NEWS)
I hope my share of knowledge would benefit others.