“What is the price for a live band?”
This is a frequently asked question at Wayne Foster Entertainment. The answer is far more complex than the question. It is best to perceive music in terms of value rather than price. Price can vary dramatically but value remains the same. It is also important to take into account the effect that music can have on people and their environment. This establishes that the value of music is not singular in that it affects the value of anything it touches; since it touches everything and everyone the value can be quite high as compared to the price.
In recent times so many things have become price driven, yet it is equally important to consider value. Some may think that since music is intangible that the value may be low but they would be mistaken. The intangible features of music establish a value much higher than most anything else. Since music is so closely linked to our most cherished memories and helps us to mark our most important moments it could be considered priceless. In the same way that it is intangible it lasts forever.
Music can embody what is best in a person and in a culture. People often use music to identify a time in place even if they are unaware of it. A song can conjure even the faintest echoes of the past since we often store music in our subconscious memory. Cultures are similarly defined by music, when you consider an era or a place in the world often times music is the best illustration, it can bring you on a journey in the shortest amount of time. Music at its core is art in motion, and art is one of the most telling clues into what is important to people. Since music is art, it is difficult to generalize its value, it can range based on the artist and the use. We specialize in Social music, a special art form that is performed with the intent to highlight an honoree or a cause. Producing Social music takes a very specific skill set since it must be excellent enough to be performed at prominent events for discerning audiences without being a distraction.
It is very important to select the music for an event carefully since it can have an effect on every other element. From the food to the decor, all aspects of an event will be experienced through the veil of the music. Since there will most likely be a significant investment in each element of a celebration it seems wise to place a high value on something that has the potential to effect the enjoyment of everything else. You can hear the music while you taste the food and you can hear the music while you are enjoying the décor. Therefore the compound value of investing in the right music can be linked to insuring the enjoyment of the entire celebration. The value of the music for an event can be underestimated until it is either very good or very bad. When the music is very good everything turns out better including the pictures. When the music is very bad it has the potential to take away from every other aspect of the event. So invest wisely and the rewards can be exponential.