Thank you for your thoughts Bob. I appreciate it. Honestly, it should always be considered. Especially when building budgets and respecting the artist in their worth. I guess the difference may be that I am an artist as well. I understand how the industry can be. Both the ups and downs. I have been on the receiving end of doing work only to be duped, not paid, or if paid... very miniscule considering the work done in the end.
I can appreciate all aspects of gaining proper footing when it comes to working for yourself and others. Be well.
With all my thanks and respect,