According to the NY Post, our beloved Fresh Beat Band is pulling a page from ABC’s Modern Family. A few months ago the cast of the hit TV show, Modern Family formed together and demanded a salary increase due to the rise and popularity of their television show. Well, it’s only rumors at this point, although from a credible source, The Fresh Beat Band cast have come together and asked for a salary that doubles their current pay. According to the article, Kiki, Twist, Marina and Shout each make about $5,000 per week.
The first nationwide tour brought in millions in revenue due to the popularity of the show and the loyal following they have. Is it fair to give them a bigger chunk of the tour money? They supposedly signed their contracts a few months ago to their delight but somehow they changed their mind.
I’m not sure which cast member it is but NY Post writes, “One of the guys is insisting that their personal barber be flown to the major markets to cut his hair. Another one wants to have his personal ear, nose and throat doctor flown with him to New York because he won’t use any local doctors.” I hope this isn’t true as the demands are quite diva-ish in my personal opinion.
I hope that the two parties come to an agreement so that the second leg of their tour isn’t delayed whatsoever. If, for some reason, that The Fresh Beat Band’s salary effects the tour, there will be a lot of bitter children and parents. For now, let’s assume that this is just a rumor and the Fresh Beat Band don’t care about the money…only their loyal followers.