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Artist Shares What Kind Of Choosing Beggars He Encounters By Posting These 11 Screenshotted Conversations

Just when you think you’ve heard every trick in the choosing beggars‘ book, a creative comes forward and shares more absurd tactics these people use to get free stuff and services. This time, it’s Jamie Mathias.

A few days ago, the UK-based musician posted the exchanges he has had with people who believe that exposure is the best payment and demanded that he create (and sometimes fly to another country to perform) original songs for free.

“I’ve been a singer-songwriter for around 10 years, releasing several of my own tracks (either self-released or through indie-labels), with a couple of my singles charting,” Mathias told Bored Panda. “This brought me a half-decent following across platforms and then around 5-6 years ago, I decided to write bespoke songs for other people.”

Usually, it’s composing a wedding song for a special moment during the ceremony, like a speech or the first dance. “The demand has grown exponentially which means I receive a lot of enquiries,” the musician said. “Most from very reasonable people but as you can see, some from people who expect the world for nothing.”

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Musician Jamie Mathias decided to share the ridiculous conversations he’s had with opportunistic people who wanted him to work for free

And there’s no shortage of them

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