When you become a member of Merdekarya, not only do you get unlimited free entry to The Live Bar, you'll also
, whether you're a spending night out at The Live Bar, Balcony Bar or Bar B (downstairs).
And 100% of your membership fee goes to the musicians who perform on our stage (minus the cost of one membership admin). If we hit our target of 1000 members, this means that each of our musicians is GUARANTEED at least RM200 per gig (a five-piece band, for example, will get RM1000), regardless of whether they play to a full house or a crowd of three.
Previously, with only a cover charge, each musician received (on average) RM70, which barely covered their transport costs. By becoming a member, you take significant pressure off the musicians to put butts on seats, and they can concentrate on what they do best - MAKING MUSIC!
Best of all, by providing our musicians with a guaranteed base-income, you also help create a bigger, better live music experience for yourself. Many musicians, who create multi-instrument recorded music, can't afford to pay sessionists to replicate their recorded music onstage, and end up performing stripped down versions of their songs live. But with guaranteed payment, they'll be able to perform their songs for you the way they were meant to be performed.
In essence, by becoming a member, every time you attend a gig, you pay way less for a better live music experience and, at the same time, ensure that the musicians get paid way more!
Also, if you can afford to, and you like what we do and what we stand for, do consider leaving the venue a tip as well by buying us a tuak (click on the Support tab) :)
Thank you and see you at the next gig!
NOTE: Apparently, Maybank card transactions won't go through for Buy Me A Coffee and you'll have to call them to allow the transaction. Not sure why. Other banks ok je