Today if you want to listen to almost anything, it's available for free or at a very nominal cost, and it's available instantly! All I have to do is say "Alexa play Beethoven's 6th Symphony" and it's there!
In other words, it takes a long time to prepare a concert. The time to prepare is generally not a factor in pricing a performance. An hour long performance can take as many as 80-100 hours of preparation depending on the complexity of the music and the number of musicians. For a concert that will pay $300.00, this comes out to $3.75 an hour! Make no mistake, the time to prepare is real time. There is only so much of ones time that can be sacrificed.
Let's face it. Unless you have a name and are performing at a large venue, the budgets for concerts are small, generally $300.00 - $900.00, depending on the location.
So to make a living, we teach. That's fine of course. If that's what you want to do. If you prefer to perform, you are out of luck.
This is where Virtual Booking Agent comes in. With VBA, you can compensate for the preparation time with increased volume. Think of VBA as a tool to connect you to several venues in the area. Once you have this connection, you can market your concert to all of them at once. Perform 6 concerts instead of 1, your pay per hour increases from 3.75/hour to 21.00/hour. Of course, this is very simplistic. Travel time, expenses, etc are all ignored here. Just the concept is important for now.