How Much Do They Get Paid?

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Re: How Much Do They Get Paid?

#16 Post by TheGhostOfMyself » Sun 15 Jun 2014, 8:14 pm

Thanks Geowayne for agreeing! Most of their finances are public information in the UK, so you can estimate what they earn per tour.
But for those who forget how expensive this is - let's assume a crew of 30.
That's 30 flights to a far away land ($1000 each), a minimum of 15 hotel rooms ($100 per night), food and expenses per person ($100 per day).
And that's before you paid anyone for the show ($500 per person per show).

And the promoters will want money up front in some situations too ($20,000) etc etc.

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#17 Post by alig » Mon 16 Jun 2014, 12:04 am

But what if the promoters pay for the flights and all other expenses?
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#18 Post by TheGhostOfMyself » Mon 16 Jun 2014, 8:19 pm

Whether it's paying for the actual tickets and hotel bills, or PSB factor it into a performance fee, the promoter will pay for them to be in "the area".

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#19 Post by alig » Mon 16 Jun 2014, 9:19 pm

So it could be $350.000 plus expenses.
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#20 Post by Deschanel » Thu 19 Jun 2014, 3:33 am

I love Lorde, I think she's brilliant, but she happens to be very hot right now. Not sure she'll be commanding such fees in ten years. PSB are doing pretty well for a 30-year pop band. Whose shows tend to be rich in effects, lighting, projections, dancers.

Funny no one mentioned taxes. Which is a great time to bring up U2! They deffo get at least $1 million a gig, Madonna too. But they do both put on big shows, part of that money goes into that too, as far as i know.

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#21 Post by DJ Pat » Thu 19 Jun 2014, 10:52 am

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