How to explain the cost of a show?
It is hard for people not in a specific field to understand the value of what’s involved. It’s not bad faith. It’s mainly that most people don’t have time to stop to get some perspective.

Artists and entrepreneurs in any discipline should stop to think about what their customers are actually paying for in order to help them better understand the fees. 

Here’s what a musician can explain to people who want to hire them (especially if they’re asking him to play for free). Here’s the reality a presenter can explain to his community to justify a fee at the door…