Darren Noble, area marketing manager for Borders, said the decision was made partly because of the economy and because the store felt it was a better arrangement.
has a relationship with doing promotional music with labels across the country, so we look at it as a promotional performance," he
"We're just trying to work with the performers to make it beneficial for all of us."
For a musician just starting out and trying to get their name out, a gig at Borders
still is a sweet deal.
believes that Borders
will continue to get quality music in its stores.
But eventually, someone is going to figure out that Salem has an incredible amount of talented musicians who will play if given the opportunity and paid a fair amount to do so.
After all, most of us wouldn't like it if our bosses told us they're not going to pay us anymore but would really like it if we continued to work anyway.