Nick Berigan wrote:Does anyone know what the much referenced $25K actually was used for?
I found this in the article I linked:
And, naturally, no one will be compensated, except the festival itself, which has received $25,000 from the city of Madison. Rothschild has indicated that only $20,000 of that is available and the city will retain $5,000 for unforeseen expenses. $16,000 of the grant will go to pay a staff person. The remaining money will be used for other expenses including liability insurance. Rothschild does not expect the event to be in the black but they are accepting donations.
I also read somewhere (comments after Rick's article?) where the web designer also donated their time.
I interpreted this as a non-musician (staff person) making the bulk of the money - $16K.
I was about ready to complain that the Make Me Madison website did not even have links to the established bands' own websites, but they do. They are just not very easy to find. First you have to click on the map of the event - this can be tricky to get a specific event as many are right on top of each other. Once you have the event details displayed if you happen to click on the band picture, when the picture displays, then you see a link to Artist's Website. Regardless, they do not make it easy to find more band info. At the very least I would like to see a complete list of all the bands that performed w/ links right next to their names.
I understand they involved a crap load of bands, but still trying to figure out who really benefited from the money that was donated by the city other than the paid staff person.