Step To The Mic is not a “Pay to Play” We provide artists a platform to showcase their talent before professional industry veterans and producers. When after auditioning, an artist is asked to perform in the Step To The Mic show, the artist must agree to sell 10 tickets to family and friends. This cost serves a dual purpose. It offsets the costs of the event (location, sound system, staffing, etc). It also brings in a large audience of family and friends to support the artists as they perform at their best in an exceptional show.