They’re getting snuffed’: Seattle pledges to aid ‘hungry’ musicians

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…The Fair Trade Music Seattle Resolution gives bands and venues templates for work contracts and has also provided classes to negotiate fair agreements.

“I think hungry musicians probably sometimes don’t cut the best deals for themselves, so I think holding the establishments responsible for making sure they set great standards is a good first step,” said Capitol Cider owner Julie Tall.

Capitol Cider was one of the first music venues to sign the pledge. Tall said it’s important because she wants Seattle to celebrate its vibrant music scene, and not strike discord among up-and-coming artists.

“I believe in paying musicians fairly. I believe in supporting art and artists,” Tall said…