How to Pay Other Musicians for a Performance

Once you’ve set up a performance and you’re adding musicians, you are able to choose how you would like to pay them. If you’d like the convenience of being able to direct deposit to your musicians from your client’s credit card payments, you’ll be able to select BookLive Pay which lets you choose to automatically pay your musicians at the downbeat of the performance, or pay them after the fact.

 

To use BookLive Pay:

  1. Set up a performance

  2. Add musicians to your performance

  3. As you are adding each musician, select BookLive Pay as the preferred payment method.

    1. If the musician has not set up BookLive Pay, they will receive an email indicating that you would like to pay using BookLive Pay and prompt them to sign up.

  4. In the Performance Settings, select either “Pay at the Downbeat” or “Pay After the Gig”

  5. If you chose “Pay at the Downbeat”, the app will check that there is enough money in the performance’s account and ask you to top up the account if there is not. When the downbeat occurs, the app will automatically distribute money to each performer’s BookLive Pay account.

  6. If you chose “Pay After the Gig”, then you’ll need to visit the Performance’s page and click the “Pay Musicians” button. This will automatically distribute money to each performer’s BookLive Pay account. You are also able to pay each musician individually by clicking the “Pay Musician” button and choosing “Pay with BookLive Pay”

  7. BookLive automatically records each payment and provides you with a detailed report so you can generate 1099s at the end of the year.

 

Paying using other methods

  1. Set up a performance

  2. Add musicians to your performance

  3. As you are adding each musician, select your preferred payment method (Check, Cash, Venmo, Paypal, etc.)

  4. Pay your musicians before, at or after the gig.

  5. After the gig, return to the Performance’s page and click the “Pay Musician” button for each musician.

  6. Indicate which payment method you used.

  7. BookLive automatically records each payment and provides you with a detailed report so you can generate 1099s at the end of the year.