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Boourns
08-10-2008, 10:17 PM
http://prettypolly.com/musicframeset.html


Mogwai 25K Select Fall 2008 dates available: Call for details

Sounds about right.


DJ Shadow 10-12.5K Generally Available for Colleges

I thought he'd be more.

suprefan
08-10-2008, 10:21 PM
Radiohead - About a million...................
Rolling Stones - 5 million
U2 - 3 million



It would be nice of them to put that kind of stuff there.

Boourns
08-10-2008, 10:25 PM
Haha, yeah. And $4.8 million for Prince! Perez Hilton's ghostwriter's source says so!

I think it's primarily for the benefit of colleges and promoters/venues off the beaten path.

Sushov23
08-10-2008, 10:32 PM
I still call b/s on the whole 4.8 mill for prince. But whatever, I don't have proof. U2 3 mill? sounds about right.

suprefan
08-10-2008, 10:32 PM
Roger Waters is about a million and change also. All for himself...

Sushov23
08-10-2008, 10:39 PM
I wonder how much it costs for MURS.

Boourns
08-10-2008, 10:44 PM
I still call b/s on the whole 4.8 mill for prince. But whatever, I don't have proof. U2 3 mill? sounds about right.

I'm pretty sure there's an interview with Paul Tollett where he says that figure is false.

Sushov23
08-10-2008, 10:47 PM
I'm pretty sure there's an interview with Paul Tollett where he says that figure is false.

Yeah that is what I figured. Do you remember who this interview was for? or if there is anywhere I can read this interview?

Boourns
08-10-2008, 10:48 PM
No, I don't. But he said just as much to me on the train.

fatbastard
08-10-2008, 10:49 PM
Mike Doughty 5K (insert joke here).

Sushov23
08-10-2008, 10:49 PM
My best guess would be around 2 million, and I think that is the top end of what paul might have paid. what do you think?

apostle2
08-10-2008, 10:51 PM
Bacon Brothers 20-25K Select dates available - Call for details

Make it so.

Memorial_07
08-10-2008, 10:51 PM
bob dylan 100 K really?
thought it'd be more

Boourns
08-10-2008, 10:51 PM
Sounds possible.

Only 20k for Metric? That's a fucking bargain!

And 100K+ for Beck is a steal.

150-200k for the White Stripes?

Sushov23
08-10-2008, 10:53 PM
Looking at that makes me want to try and book some shows for the Coachella Valley. I think we have the potential for two good fest. HMMMM what about booking a more hiphop/techno/dance rock oriented fest during halloween. So it would be part rave, part rock the bells, part vegoose with the whole costume vibe thing going over two days.

menikmati
08-10-2008, 11:09 PM
I still call bullshit on the $5 million offer for the Smiths, that Morrissey told reporters.

Sushov23
08-10-2008, 11:11 PM
I still call bullshit on the $5 million offer for the Smiths, that Morrissey told reporters.

I agree.

Mr. Dylanja
08-10-2008, 11:15 PM
How much for Tool?

woogie846
08-10-2008, 11:18 PM
haha they still have Audioslave up, and the Killers are listed as 'HUGE $$$.'

bmack86
08-10-2008, 11:20 PM
I've got a Pollstarpro account, and I can tell you that the professional numbers that float around tend to be bullshit, in general.

Also, when I tried to book Joanna Newsom, my favorite musician, we were offering 5K. And, Grizzly Bear cost us 850 about a year and a half ago. Deerhunter are really cheap, as are No Age (we got them for 100 a year and a half ago), The Mae Shi (300 last year) and High Places (around 200 for next year). So, my favorite current bands are cheap as hell.

tessalasset
08-10-2008, 11:21 PM
allister is still a band?

bmack86
08-10-2008, 11:22 PM
YOU'RE STILL A BAND!

rage patton
08-10-2008, 11:31 PM
I really want to book either Gogol Bordello, The Aggrolites or The Aqubats to play my wedding. All 3 would be a bonus. I have a feeling Gogol would be out of the question, but I am still hoping The Aggrolites and The Aquabats would be relatively cheap.

Sushov23
08-10-2008, 11:36 PM
I really want to book either Gogol Bordello, The Aggrolites or The Aqubats to play my wedding. All 3 would be a bonus. I have a feeling Gogol would be out of the question, but I am still hoping The Aggrolites and The Aquabats would be relatively cheap.

DUDE that would be EPIC, I would get invited right?

aeroplanee
08-10-2008, 11:49 PM
Deerhunter are really cheap, as are No Age (we got them for 100 a year and a half ago), The Mae Shi (300 last year) and High Places (around 200 for next year). So, my favorite current bands are cheap as hell.

These Bands will take almost any unique show

which is why i love them so much

beetleguise
08-10-2008, 11:49 PM
how much is no doubt worth?

Boourns
08-10-2008, 11:55 PM
I've got a Pollstarpro account, and I can tell you that the professional numbers that float around tend to be bullshit, in general.

Also, when I tried to book Joanna Newsom, my favorite musician, we were offering 5K. And, Grizzly Bear cost us 850 about a year and a half ago. Deerhunter are really cheap, as are No Age (we got them for 100 a year and a half ago), The Mae Shi (300 last year) and High Places (around 200 for next year). So, my favorite current bands are cheap as hell.

How much for Asobi Seksu? I want a big party next year.

After the new Deerhunter album finally comes out, their rate will skyrocket because it's fucking awesome.

rage patton
08-11-2008, 12:03 AM
DUDE that would be EPIC, I would get invited right?

If you could make it up to Vancouver, for sure. I would probably extend to invitation to most board members.

PassiveTheory
08-11-2008, 12:19 AM
I've got a Pollstarpro account, and I can tell you that the professional numbers that float around tend to be bullshit, in general.

Also, when I tried to book Joanna Newsom, my favorite musician, we were offering 5K. And, Grizzly Bear cost us 850 about a year and a half ago. Deerhunter are really cheap, as are No Age (we got them for 100 a year and a half ago), The Mae Shi (300 last year) and High Places (around 200 for next year). So, my favorite current bands are cheap as hell.

I wish my school gave our radio station the kind of budget to book bands... I think the biggest thing we ever did, one year, was book a bunch of local bands with the headliner being... Andrew W.K.

Apparently they partied so hard that, uh, Andrew was asked never to come back to campus and they kinda don't want us organizing huge shows on campus ever again...

indietron
08-11-2008, 01:47 AM
Wow i wish i had this thread about 3 months ago... my girlfriends parents gave her a $10K budget to get a band for her grad party and i was trying to help her find a band. This wouldve been really helpful.
However, she did contact Metric and they said it would cost $35K, so i dont know how accurate this site really is...

Boourns
08-11-2008, 01:52 AM
Bands often do charge more for one-offs, especially of the private party variety. Less merch sales, I guess.

indietron
08-11-2008, 01:57 AM
That is probably true. Man metric wouldve made for the sickest grad party ever...
How much do you think bands make a night in merch? I guess it would depend on how big the band is how much they charge, but would anyone know any figures by chance?

malcolmjamalawesome
08-11-2008, 06:27 AM
In related news, I will come party at your house for $300.

Tylerdurden31
08-11-2008, 07:36 AM
i'd get 5K together to have Amon Tobin play in my basement

TickleMeElmo
08-11-2008, 08:20 AM
This looks like this is for college shows, so the prices would probably be a bit different.

bmack86
08-11-2008, 08:55 AM
That is definitely not for college shows. Bands play for significantly less money when they play colleges because of budget restrictions.

Courtney
08-11-2008, 08:59 AM
Holopaw is (relatively) cheap. Now I want them to play my house.

jigsaw
08-11-2008, 09:00 AM
I want Metric to play in my bedroom.

miscorrections
08-11-2008, 09:12 AM
Holopaw is (relatively) cheap. Now I want them to play my house.

Please let me come thx.

Courtney
08-11-2008, 09:31 AM
Ok. I'm planning to host a sham wedding to get the entertainment budget from my parents. Is that wrong?

jigsaw
08-11-2008, 09:32 AM
if your parents are rich, no. if they are takin a second mortgage out on their house to finance this wedding, yeah. unless the band is totally worth it.

miscorrections
08-11-2008, 09:39 AM
Courtney, Fruit Bats are cheap too. You could get BOTH. I'd pitch in so I could hear Seaweed and gently weep in the background.

Courtney
08-11-2008, 09:49 AM
People who go into debt for massive weddings that they can't afford are dumb.

But yeah, oooooh the Fruit Bats. I am so down with that.

canexplain
08-11-2008, 10:11 AM
does anyone know if this is still the case ... we have all heard of bands that play just for the bar tab, but i read in some hollywood clubs, the famous ones on the strip, that bands actually have to pay to play (for the exposure and such) ? x****

elChurro
08-11-2008, 10:22 AM
about a buck fifty for A&A... truly a bargain.

stinkbutt
08-11-2008, 10:26 AM
Man Man 6-7.5K is pretty awesome

I wonder how much Mike Patton is

Boourns
08-11-2008, 10:50 AM
I heard 10-15k for Peeping Tom in 2006.

Newro7ic
08-11-2008, 12:00 PM
does anyone know if this is still the case ... we have all heard of bands that play just for the bar tab, but i read in some hollywood clubs, the famous ones on the strip, that bands actually have to pay to play (for the exposure and such) ? x****

Small bands generally do have to pay to play. They are given a certain amount of tickets to sell, if they can't sell them all, then the band has to make up the difference. A had friends who were in a couple of different bands and this was the case. These were the clubs on the strip, mostly.

Cheddar's Cousin
08-11-2008, 12:36 PM
I could get Lou Reed for under $50k.

I'll take the Dresden Dolls for $10-$15k any day

paulb
08-11-2008, 01:35 PM
Beastie Boys Call for pricing Not likely for colleges

hehe, i wonder why.

dorkfish
08-11-2008, 01:39 PM
Outkast BIG $$$ No College dates

At least they're on a list as plausible for "BIG $$$"

amyzzz
08-11-2008, 01:40 PM
I still call bullshit on the $5 million offer for the Smiths, that Morrissey told reporters.
...because you're not a Morrissey fan. Smiths fans are rabid and will pay top dollar to see them reunited.

paulb
08-11-2008, 01:46 PM
Bad Religion - 25k? Ill start saving up...

woogie846
08-11-2008, 01:51 PM
Jeff Tweedy 10-15k, not bad.

bmack86
08-11-2008, 01:57 PM
These numbers seem weird.

Man Man is listed on Pollstar as grossing 4,500 average US. Lou Reed's average gross is 150K. Outkast isn't even listed because they haven't toured in so long.

dorkfish
08-11-2008, 02:02 PM
Every time I've seen Man Man in Visalia, they made about $500 and got gas money and pizza.

bmack86
08-11-2008, 02:09 PM
That seems like a good deal. Especially now, with gas prices.

dorkfish
08-11-2008, 02:16 PM
It was actually a good deal for most indie bands. They paid for the costs for you to drive to and from Visalia from either SF or LA. Sometimes got them a cheap hotel room for the time. Free food. It's worked and they've put on a hundred shows or so since 2004.

york707
08-11-2008, 02:38 PM
That is definitely not for college shows. Bands play for significantly less money when they play colleges because of budget restrictions.

This is the exact opposite of the case in St. Louis. Wash U has such a ridiculous budget for shows at teh Gargoyle compared to venues of a comparable sice (150-200), that it's not even funny. Which sucks because you can't drink there.

york707
08-11-2008, 02:43 PM
Small bands generally do have to pay to play. They are given a certain amount of tickets to sell, if they can't sell them all, then the band has to make up the difference. A had friends who were in a couple of different bands and this was the case. These were the clubs on the strip, mostly.

If you are in a band that does this, you need to re-assess a few priorities. That's always ascam and bad idea. There are planty of places to play that you don't have to do this.

bmack86
08-11-2008, 02:45 PM
I had some friends who did that just because that meant that they got to play the Whisky, which was one of their dreams. If that was the case, I'd be in support, but it's not a good way to build your fanbase.

MissingPerson
08-11-2008, 02:49 PM
Holy crap, snap up Man Man now, while they're cheap. Bargain. Metric would make for a fantastic night, but it'll cost ya. Man Man bring the dollar value.

Why are Arcade Fire even on that list? They played one of the bandmember's old high schools once, that's about it...

chairmenmeow47
08-11-2008, 02:54 PM
...because you're not a Morrissey fan. Smiths fans are rabid and will pay top dollar to see them reunited.

i just wish they'd get over their BS and reunite already!!! ARGH!!!!

shakermaker113
08-11-2008, 06:39 PM
Apparently they partied so hard that, uh, Andrew was asked never to come back to campus and they kinda don't want us organizing huge shows on campus ever again...

details please!

traviscanada
08-11-2008, 06:51 PM
Holy crap, snap up Man Man now, while they're cheap. Bargain. Metric would make for a fantastic night, but it'll cost ya. Man Man bring the dollar value.

Why are Arcade Fire even on that list? They played one of the bandmember's old high schools once, that's about it...

Really makes me want Man Man to come to calgary.

PassiveTheory
08-11-2008, 08:08 PM
details please!

I only heard stories, but I'll ask the dude who told me to tell me again and post the details.

I wonder if I could bargain with DJ Shadow's agent for a lower price... Doubt it, though.

gazercmh
08-12-2008, 06:03 PM
it says at the top of that page that the listing is for Fall 2005. then it says "Fall 2008 tour information TBD" for a lot of bands, including bands that broke up a while ago, like Grandaddy. who broke up at the end of 2005.

so i'm guessing at least some of those prices are out of date and depending how the last three years has treated them, some bands would charge more now, some would charge less.

Boourns
09-08-2008, 08:17 PM
List has been updated.

A Tribe Called Quest is $100,000+

suprefan
09-08-2008, 08:25 PM
Ooooh, only 100k?

Boourns
09-08-2008, 08:28 PM
I just noticed that Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings get more than Feist.

boarderwoozel3
09-08-2008, 08:45 PM
The Hip-hop acts demand entirely too much money for what they do.

Sushov23
09-08-2008, 08:47 PM
seriously, but in college campuses they are a bigger draw. I know if I was doing a college fest, I would go for a big or decent size hip hop act. After that I would get myself all the goodies.

keep2thestreets
09-08-2008, 09:01 PM
MSTRKRFT - $15,000

but you can talk them down to 10

summerkid
09-08-2008, 09:01 PM
lol outkast generally available. okay.

woogie846
09-09-2008, 03:20 PM
Vanilla Ice is only 10K.

JustSteve
09-09-2008, 09:15 PM
I really want to book either Gogol Bordello, The Aggrolites or The Aqubats to play my wedding. All 3 would be a bonus. I have a feeling Gogol would be out of the question, but I am still hoping The Aggrolites and The Aquabats would be relatively cheap.

at one point the 'bats were getting 10-15 grand a show depending on the market

thedevious
09-09-2008, 09:28 PM
MSTRKRFT - $15,000

but you can talk them down to 10

Last year you could get them into a smaller club or lounge for 6k, at least in Vegas.

woogie846
09-10-2008, 06:04 AM
I'm surprised that Ozomatli isn't more than 25K.

emtgreg
09-10-2008, 11:08 AM
i am pretty sure getting to have emily haines party at your house would be worth the 25k...

im sure you could get that number to 15k if you supplied the coke and whisky...

TickleMeElmo
09-10-2008, 02:02 PM
http://www.concertideas.com/search.php

Another site just like this one. This is one for colleges too. According to Pretty Polly's website, it seems like that list is for colleges, weddings and corporate events, despite whoever said I was wrong. Some of those prices are definitely cheaper than what they are in reality and some are about the same, it just depends on the artist. Some are college-friendly, some aren't. It's still nice to look at and get a rough idea of cost though.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
09-10-2008, 02:04 PM
just a FYI.

I charge 5k for an appearance and an additional 2k to do the moonwalk. no private parties.

Boourns
09-10-2008, 02:10 PM
200k for Jon Stewart
150k for Chris Rock
70k for Carlos Mencia (isn't worth seven dollars)
50k for BOB SAGET

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
09-10-2008, 02:11 PM
how much for Jarvis or Asobi?

rage patton
09-10-2008, 02:14 PM
at one point the 'bats were getting 10-15 grand a show depending on the market

Really? That much? Ugh... maybe The Aggrolites are really cheap then.

Boourns
09-10-2008, 02:33 PM
how much for Jarvis or Asobi?

I can't find a listing for either. But I imagine Asobi Seksu can be booked hella cheap. Look at the current tour dates...all in places that hold 300 people or less, with tickets at $10-12.

Jarvis Cocker? He never plays America, so getting him here would require a big festival paycheck, around which a few more dates would be scheduled. There's no way he would have done that small tour last year if it weren't for Coachella or those NYC shows this year if it weren't for Pitchfork. I heard he got six figures for Coachella.

emtgreg
09-10-2008, 02:37 PM
Also, I am pretty sure you could convince Gogol to play a wedding, you would just have to insist all their freinds came, provide a very well stocked open bar, and have rented a place that basically has no rules, for several days...

also pay them enormous amounts of cash...

but god would it be worth it...

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
09-10-2008, 02:38 PM
I can't find a listing for either. But I imagine Asobi Seksu can be booked hella cheap. Look at the current tour dates...all in places that hold 300 people or less, with tickets at $10-12.

Jarvis Cocker? He never plays America, so getting him here would require a big festival paycheck, around which a few more dates would be scheduled. There's no way he would have done that small tour last year if it weren't for Coachella or those NYC shows this year if it weren't for Pitchfork. I heard he got six figures for Coachella.

6 figures for Coachella? No wonder they closed down the main stage for him.

garrett222
09-10-2008, 02:43 PM
is this something that could work. Whats stopping me from renting a town hall type place for a few hundred, paying an indie band like MGMT or someone similar thier 10k price...charging 15 bucks at the door and hope to get 1000 people. You'd make out ok. Why would this fail??? Do you have to have special permits? Concert promotion sounds like a fun biz

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
09-10-2008, 02:44 PM
it is a fun biz. Just ask Paul T.

Boourns
09-10-2008, 02:50 PM
is this something that could work. Whats stopping me from renting a town hall type place for a few hundred, paying an indie band like MGMT or someone similar thier 10k price...charging 15 bucks at the door and hope to get 1000 people. You'd make out ok. Why would this fail??? Do you have to have special permits? Concert promotion sounds like a fun biz

Getting 1000 people, for starters. People have to know about the show, which costs more money in advertising. Also, I don't know if these quoted figures include all or any of the following: crew, lodging, transportation, food and booze, hookers, 1000 brown M&M's in a brandy glass, etc, so maybe someone can clarify this. And there's also timing and scheduling. It's usually more difficult and expensive to get someone to do a one-off, but if your town hall date can fit in with their planned schedule, then you just have to deal with whether or not they are doing another show in the area around that time, or recently did a festival and are still not allowed to do so, etc. Oh, and security.

It sounds like hard work but I think it would be hella fun.

emtgreg
09-10-2008, 03:18 PM
is this something that could work. Whats stopping me from renting a town hall type place for a few hundred, paying an indie band like MGMT or someone similar thier 10k price...charging 15 bucks at the door and hope to get 1000 people. You'd make out ok. Why would this fail??? Do you have to have special permits? Concert promotion sounds like a fun biz


Getting 1000 people, for starters. People have to know about the show, which costs more money in advertising. Also, I don't know if these quoted figures include all or any of the following: crew, lodging, transportation, food and booze, hookers, 1000 brown M&M's in a brandy glass, etc, so maybe someone can clarify this. And there's also timing and scheduling. It's usually more difficult and expensive to get someone to do a one-off, but if your town hall date can fit in with their planned schedule, then you just have to deal with whether or not they are doing another show in the area around that time, or recently did a festival and are still not allowed to do so, etc. Oh, and security.

It sounds like hard work but I think it would be hella fun.

it IS fun, but boourns has a good inkling of what it costs and the time involved, you also have to remember that if you want to work in that biz, you gotta pay yourself too, like, your time is valueble, also, you need someone to answer phones, maintain file organization, and believe me, you will have shitloads of files, remember, alot of the biz is contracts, and for that, guess what, contract lawyer, also, scheduling is huge, in addition, haggling costs down, but remember, permits, security, sound guys (sound guys are a fucking pain in the ass, everyone thinks they can do sound, and everyone thinks they deserve 100/hr to do it, and they all think they can pull off 140 dB with 2 freestands a korg mixer and an amp, no you cant you moron)

ahem, i am ranting, also, for a crowd, you often have to deal with the local PD for parking and traffic, fire marshall for ensuring that your counts are not exceeding the venue (dont want to get shut down)

also alot of venues require event insurance, and if you have never done a show before, believe you me the premiums on that could be 2500-4 grand for a one-off...

and that is just to begin :)

emtgreg
09-10-2008, 03:21 PM
also, remember, just like boourns said, marketing is everything, even if you are really fucking good, even if you are paul fucking tollett, and it is 1987, you are still loosing money on 1/3 of your shows, just because OSHIT its finals week, or OSHIT radio has a free show this week, or whatever...

getting the people to your shows, even for a good band, is damn hard, hell, look at the fact that MBV still has not sold out the civic center in santa monica...

vinylmartyr
09-10-2008, 03:28 PM
100,000 for tribe called quest. No wonder they have never played Coachella.

emtgreg
09-10-2008, 03:35 PM
srsly

although, i have a fugee's feeling about next year...we will see...

woogie846
09-10-2008, 03:45 PM
I wonder how much Stephen Colbert is.

paulb
09-10-2008, 03:45 PM
MATT NATHANSON $10,000+

MATT COSTA $10-12.5K October 18 - December

MIXMASTER MIKE $10,000+

RISE AGAINST $30,000+

wedding gifts for next year guys? please...

sbessiso
09-10-2008, 03:49 PM
I might splurge on Matt Costa for you. I feel so silly listening to him, my guilty pleasure for sure

TickleMeElmo
09-10-2008, 05:02 PM
Boourns, I'm pretty sure those quoted prices are the asking prices from the bands meaning that's their paycheck for the show. Doesn't include fees, fares or anything else.

From what I've seen though, it's not like if you have the cash you can get any band you want. A lot of touring agencies won't bother with you if you don't have experience. A friend who is a local promoter here and I tried to get Queens Of The Stone Age up here since we could get the funding for it and would do insanely well up here in AK. It never got off the ground. The agent we were working with was pretty much like, "Well, we're ALMOST there but... blah blah blah" every week which pretty much meant we weren't getting them, I believe mostly because we've never done a show that big before.

Right now she is trying to get Girl Talk and wants to know if I want in on it which I think I'm gonna decline. I love Girl Talk and all but I just think he's gonna be a tough sell here in Anchorage, AK. It's not like LA where basically whoever you get, you'll have an audience for. Anchorage isn't big at all and has a pretty specific taste, one that we really don't agree with. Plus I'm sure if AK knew who Girl Talk was, they'd eat it up, problem is they don't.

So if you really wanna try, start small and don't stick with only stuff you like. Basically, you have to be willing to sell your soul. IMO, DJs and metal bands are great beginning bookings since they can run pretty cheap and get a pretty good attendance for their price.

Boourns
09-10-2008, 05:11 PM
Yeah, I guess a track record would help with the bigger acts. "Hey, we got Blaze Ya Dead Homie, the Village People, and a Sublime tribute band and no drama ensued!"

bmack86
09-10-2008, 05:27 PM
Boourns, I'm pretty sure those quoted prices are the asking prices from the bands meaning that's their paycheck for the show. Doesn't include fees, fares or anything else.

From what I've seen though, it's not like if you have the cash you can get any band you want. A lot of touring agencies won't bother with you if you don't have experience. A friend who is a local promoter here and I tried to get Queens Of The Stone Age up here since we could get the funding for it and would do insanely well up here in AK. It never got off the ground. The agent we were working with was pretty much like, "Well, we're ALMOST there but... blah blah blah" every week which pretty much meant we weren't getting them, I believe mostly because we've never done a show that big before.

Right now she is trying to get Girl Talk and wants to know if I want in on it which I think I'm gonna decline. I love Girl Talk and all but I just think he's gonna be a tough sell here in Anchorage, AK. It's not like LA where basically whoever you get, you'll have an audience for. Anchorage isn't big at all and has a pretty specific taste, one that we really don't agree with. Plus I'm sure if AK knew who Girl Talk was, they'd eat it up, problem is they don't.

So if you really wanna try, start small and don't stick with only stuff you like. Basically, you have to be willing to sell your soul. IMO, DJs and metal bands are great beginning bookings since they can run pretty cheap and get a pretty good attendance for their price.

Hah. Good luck with Girl Talk. Sam at Windish is not the easiest guy to work with, by any means. He manages some great bands, and it's definitely gotten to his head. He won't be swayed from prices at all and often raises his price in negotiations.

And, yeah, that's the base price (and, as I've said time already, these prices aren't correct for the most part. We paid Matt Costa much much less than 10k.) You have so many extra expenses to deal with. If you book really small acts, like No Age and the like, you don't really have to worry about it. They'll talk with you directly, they'll probably wind up crashing with you after the show, and they'll set up their own gear. Also, they're more willing to play alternate venues. Small bands are a good way to start if you want to get a feel for planning a show.

Mr. Dylanja
09-10-2008, 05:30 PM
How much does Tool cost, lasers and all?

I need to spoil myself for my 26th....

bmack86
09-10-2008, 05:32 PM
Tool's average price for a show in the past two years was around $450,000 according to Pollstar.

Boourns
09-10-2008, 05:35 PM
Hah. Good luck with Girl Talk. Sam at Windish is not the easiest guy to work with, by any means. He manages some great bands, and it's definitely gotten to his head. He won't be swayed from prices at all and often raises his price in negotiations.

And, yeah, that's the base price (and, as I've said time already, these prices aren't correct for the most part. We paid Matt Costa much much less than 10k.) You have so many extra expenses to deal with. If you book really small acts, like No Age and the like, you don't really have to worry about it. They'll talk with you directly, they'll probably wind up crashing with you after the show, and they'll set up their own gear. Also, they're more willing to play alternate venues. Small bands are a good way to start if you want to get a feel for planning a show.

Somebody asked earlier in this thread how much Asobi Seksu would cost. Do you know?

450k for Tool? Ouch. They totally earn every penny of it, but wow, that's a lot.

Memorial_07
09-10-2008, 05:38 PM
450 for Tool?

Holy shit.

sbessiso
09-10-2008, 05:40 PM
*coughwasteofmoneycough*

Mr. Dylanja
09-10-2008, 05:41 PM
I would've guessed more considering the extensive stage set up. My 26th might be a 3-day extravaganza with that bargain-basement deal!!

Mr. Dylanja
09-10-2008, 05:41 PM
Don't you start Salah!

sbessiso
09-10-2008, 05:43 PM
I had to clear my throat is all!

*achooToolsucks*

Mr. Dylanja
09-10-2008, 05:45 PM
I'll have you smothered in vagina if you keep it up!

sbessiso
09-10-2008, 05:46 PM
only if it belongs to ScarJo....

I would love to have the cure play my wedding, I wonder how much they cost

Mr. Dylanja
09-10-2008, 05:49 PM
Just give Robert Smith a rim-job, I'm sure he'd be oblidged to play for you afterwards...

sbessiso
09-10-2008, 05:51 PM
I will not respond to that



bastard

Mr. Dylanja
09-10-2008, 05:52 PM
You asked for it, just like Rob will...

TickleMeElmo
09-10-2008, 05:55 PM
Hah. Good luck with Girl Talk. Sam at Windish is not the easiest guy to work with, by any means. He manages some great bands, and it's definitely gotten to his head. He won't be swayed from prices at all and often raises his price in negotiations.

And, yeah, that's the base price (and, as I've said time already, these prices aren't correct for the most part. We paid Matt Costa much much less than 10k.) You have so many extra expenses to deal with. If you book really small acts, like No Age and the like, you don't really have to worry about it. They'll talk with you directly, they'll probably wind up crashing with you after the show, and they'll set up their own gear. Also, they're more willing to play alternate venues. Small bands are a good way to start if you want to get a feel for planning a show.

Yeah, I really don't like looking into Windish just because I know they're a pain to deal with. My friend loves their roster though. I've never personally dealt with the agents, I'm mostly the guy with the money. Well, I WAS, an attempt to move then changing my mind kinda emptied out my wallet. She's got good connection with the William Morris Agency so we tend to stick with them.

And yeah, those prices aren't always right. Ashanti for $40,000? Yeah fuckin' right. Hell, we got a popular pop punk band to play for free, granted we gave them a lil tour of Alaska on us..

sbessiso
09-10-2008, 05:56 PM
Here I am trying to stay on topic and you're trying to derail me!

*ahemFuckToolahem*

Sushov23
09-10-2008, 05:58 PM
*coughwasteofmoneycough*

yup, waste of money. 300,000 sounds more reasonable. I wonder how much RHCP get.

sbessiso
09-10-2008, 06:02 PM
maybe for like a sandwich would tool be worth it

bmack86
09-10-2008, 08:02 PM
So pollstar says that Asobi is around 3K for their recent receipts. That's insanely low. If you did a nonprofit show with them they'd easily accept 1K or less.

Sushov23
09-10-2008, 08:03 PM
boourns contact them quick!!!!!!

bmack86
09-10-2008, 08:08 PM
You ready for the RHCP price?







REady?






850,000 Dollars. That's right. They're one of the most expensive acts I've ever found on Pollstar. That includes shows they are paid less for. That's amazing. Radiohead gets 615K according to Pollstar, and Prince makes 500K. These are for the last 36 months, so that'll affect Prince, as he's done small shows along with the big ones, but still.

bleep
09-10-2008, 08:18 PM
bmack, can you pull up the figures for the Walkmen for me? they do a lot of corporate sponsorship shows, i wonder if pollstar includes their earnings from such gigs

woogie846
09-10-2008, 08:19 PM
Where can you find this stuff on pollstar?

Sushov23
09-10-2008, 08:25 PM
You ready for the RHCP price?







REady?






850,000 Dollars. That's right. They're one of the most expensive acts I've ever found on Pollstar. That includes shows they are paid less for. That's amazing. Radiohead gets 615K according to Pollstar, and Prince makes 500K. These are for the last 36 months, so that'll affect Prince, as he's done small shows along with the big ones, but still.

they do sell out every venue they play though. So it makes sense, you can argue they are one of the biggest rock bands of our generation (92-????) NOTE, by biggest i don't mean best, or anything along those lines. I mean ask your parents and ask if they know who the chili peppers are.

bmack86
09-10-2008, 08:36 PM
bmack, can you pull up the figures for the Walkmen for me? they do a lot of corporate sponsorship shows, i wonder if pollstar includes their earnings from such gigs

6K for their shows, but that probably doesn't average in Corporate stuff.

bleep
09-10-2008, 08:39 PM
thank you. don't have 6k lying around, so i shan't be inviting them to play in my loft anytime soon.

bmack86
09-10-2008, 08:40 PM
Where can you find this stuff on pollstar?

I have a pro account through the college booking stuff I did, but that's the way to get this info.

Memorial_07
09-10-2008, 08:51 PM
only if it belongs to ScarJo....

I would love to have the cure play my wedding, I wonder how much they cost

to both scarjo and the cure:
great ideas!

Memorial_07
09-10-2008, 08:52 PM
You ready for the RHCP price?







REady?






850,000 Dollars. That's right. They're one of the most expensive acts I've ever found on Pollstar. That includes shows they are paid less for. That's amazing. Radiohead gets 615K according to Pollstar, and Prince makes 500K. These are for the last 36 months, so that'll affect Prince, as he's done small shows along with the big ones, but still.

Then why did Prince charge up the ass for Coachella?
Because he knew they had the money

Boourns
09-10-2008, 09:52 PM
So pollstar says that Asobi is around 3K for their recent receipts. That's insanely low. If you did a nonprofit show with them they'd easily accept 1K or less.

1k for a nonprofit? Thanks very much. I wonder how much it would cost to get a venue and crew together. Figure my living room wouldn't be appropriate.

How much for Jarvis Cocker?


boourns contact them quick!!!!!!

Seriously. Let's start raising funds.

Boourns
09-10-2008, 09:57 PM
Then why did Prince charge up the ass for Coachella?
Because he knew they had the money

The 500k figure is probably so low because most of his shows the past year have been private, quiet, little affairs. I'm sure he was making 1-2 million a night a few years ago when he played like 5 sold out shows at Staples Center.

Festivals have to pay more, anyway.

850k for RHCP? Wow, that's nuts. And people were saying that 100k was too much for ATCQ...

bballarl
09-10-2008, 10:29 PM
I don't know why that RHCP figure is surprising.

JustSteve
09-10-2008, 10:44 PM
I might splurge on Matt Costa for you. I feel so silly listening to him, my guilty pleasure for sure

he was gonna come down to my surprise 30th bday party last december, but got stuck up north recording his recent album...it almost happened, dammit!

PJandBompton
09-11-2008, 12:30 AM
What is No Age at right now?

paulb
09-11-2008, 12:44 AM
How much for Limp Bizkit?

Boourns
09-11-2008, 12:45 AM
I'm pretty sure at that Limp Bizkit would perform for a six pack and a box of Twinkies.

paulb
09-11-2008, 01:11 AM
must be my lucky day.

Boourns
09-11-2008, 01:39 AM
I want to know how much JACK JOHNSON costs.

sbessiso
09-11-2008, 03:06 AM
and I really am curious about the cure

woogie846
09-11-2008, 06:01 AM
I want to know how much JACK JOHNSON costs.

I'll take a guess and say 50-70K.

frozen pilgrim
09-11-2008, 10:00 AM
I still think JJ was playing for free at all the fests in exchange for being given top billing. that, IMO, is the only explanation for him being at the top of every damn poster.

rage patton
09-11-2008, 10:41 AM
My girlfriend and I have talked about starting up a venue. If we ever get enough money to invest in a place to hold shows regularly, I definately would.

bmack86
09-11-2008, 01:33 PM
Jack Johnson-$610k
The Cure-$531K
No Age-$1,400

Limp Bizkit haven't toured recently, so they don't have info.

sbessiso
09-11-2008, 01:37 PM
I still think JJ was playing for free at all the fests in exchange for being given top billing. that, IMO, is the only explanation for him being at the top of every damn poster.

That and the millions of albums he's sold


Jack Johnson-$610k
The Cure-$531K
No Age-$1,400

Limp Bizkit haven't toured recently, so they don't have info.

for some reason I expected the cure to make a little more, not that $531k is chump change by any means. I should start saving for my wedding now

Sushov23
09-11-2008, 01:46 PM
That makes sense for Jack Johnson.

amyzzz
09-11-2008, 02:06 PM
This thread is strangely compelling. Perhaps because it would be a dream come true if I could book my favorite bands in my town.

Boourns
09-11-2008, 02:26 PM
$610k for John Jackson? Even though his fans didn't care enough to see him at all these festivals? Well maybe that will lower his price.

Either way, that's 600k too much.

Sushov23
09-11-2008, 02:28 PM
be fair boourns he does have a huge fan base, a lot of his own shows did sell out. I just think what happened was the APW, and Coachella aren't his scene. Big crowds showed at Bonnaroo, and Outsidelands where he does fit in. It just backfired is all.

Boourns
09-11-2008, 02:33 PM
Yeah. 17,000 showed up to see him at UCLA. Scary.

sbessiso
09-11-2008, 02:50 PM
there were A LOT of people there for JJ @ Bonnaroo. THAT was scary stuff

PJandBompton
09-11-2008, 03:20 PM
Jack Johnson-$610k
The Cure-$531K
No Age-$1,400

Limp Bizkit haven't toured recently, so they don't have info.

damn, No Age is getting up there...

Memorial_07
09-11-2008, 03:31 PM
The 500k figure is probably so low because most of his shows the past year have been private, quiet, little affairs. I'm sure he was making 1-2 million a night a few years ago when he played like 5 sold out shows at Staples Center.

Festivals have to pay more, anyway.

850k for RHCP? Wow, that's nuts. And people were saying that 100k was too much for ATCQ...

Yeah thats true.

And fuck that

RHCP is good but not 850K good for a single show

Sushov23
09-11-2008, 03:37 PM
yes they are, RHCP kick ass. Coachella wasn't their best, but they kick ass at their own show.

Boourns
09-11-2008, 04:47 PM
I just noticed that it's a 5k difference between Radiohead and JJ.

Sushov23
09-11-2008, 04:49 PM
I just noticed that it's a 5k difference between Radiohead and JJ.
that is because JJ is OHMYGOD so Amazing. hahaahahahaha. WEAK.

Rap/rock Is Life
09-11-2008, 04:52 PM
how much 4 ICP??????///?

Mr. Dylanja
09-11-2008, 04:58 PM
How much has Rage gotten since they've been back?

Sushov23
09-11-2008, 05:01 PM
how much 4 ICP??????///?

Beer, ant sum fazce paintz

Memorial_07
09-11-2008, 05:30 PM
No not beer.
Faygo

shakermaker113
09-11-2008, 06:13 PM
This thread is strangely compelling. Perhaps because it would be a dream come true if I could book my favorite bands in my town.

I wonder if it might cost more to get them to go to certain locations, if it's way out of the way of their itinerary. Phoenix isn't that far out of the way from southern CA, but in general... maybe they'd just say no. I wonder how often that happens.


I have a pro account through the college booking stuff I did, but that's the way to get this info.

do they show who is planning tours in the pro account as well? because otherwise I don't see how that would be terribly useful for a booking agent. what else does pollstar pro give you access to?

man I'd love to try booking shows. I don't know if I'd be any good at it though. and I certainly wouldn't want to compete with the established venues/concert promoters in this city.

bmack86
09-11-2008, 07:28 PM
I wonder if it might cost more to get them to go to certain locations, if it's way out of the way of their itinerary. Phoenix isn't that far out of the way from southern CA, but in general... maybe they'd just say no. I wonder how often that happens.



do they show who is planning tours in the pro account as well? because otherwise I don't see how that would be terribly useful for a booking agent. what else does pollstar pro give you access to?

man I'd love to try booking shows. I don't know if I'd be any good at it though. and I certainly wouldn't want to compete with the established venues/concert promoters in this city.

That's not really how booking works. Agents contact venues, not the other way around.

It's helpful because it shows transitions in careers as they happen. It's useful to know how pricing trends have been going, because it keeps track of all the bands that are gaining fanbases, and it gives you concrete information. Also, it includes the pollstar directory, which contains the information on every registered club and booking agent in america, so you get more information. It's worth it if you're doing shows.

Boourns
10-08-2008, 04:33 PM
Hey, I have a question. Thought I'd take the Radiohead vs. Coldplay rivalry to the next level. How much does Coldplay get per gig?

Mr. Dylanja
10-08-2008, 04:36 PM
How much does Coldplay get per gig?

Before or after the Gwyneth Paltrow escort fee?

sbessiso
10-08-2008, 04:36 PM
what a cheezy joke! even for you Dylan!

suprefan
10-08-2008, 05:09 PM
Hey, I have a question. Thought I'd take the Radiohead vs. Coldplay rivalry to the next level. How much does Coldplay get per gig?

More than RH. Live Nation pays the big bucks.

bmack86
10-08-2008, 05:41 PM
Coldplay's listed at 968,000.

suprefan
10-08-2008, 05:45 PM
Yeah, Radiohead averaged about 800 + back in May, that translated over for august, except the festivals which paid over a million.

Boourns
10-11-2008, 08:35 AM
Yeah, Radiohead averaged about 800 + back in May, that translated over for august, except the festivals which paid over a million.

That's what I thought it would be, but bmack listed a 605k figure a couple pages ago.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
10-11-2008, 08:44 AM
I just noticed that it's a 5k difference between Radiohead and JJ.

where did you see this?

Boourns
10-11-2008, 08:47 AM
Page 5
Radiohead -615k
John Jackson - 610k

Boourns
11-24-2008, 09:10 PM
So how much for Justice?

It's been asked:
http://coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?p=835424

bmack86
11-24-2008, 09:19 PM
$47,736.00 on Pollstar.

woogie846
11-24-2008, 09:23 PM
Sufjan Stevens is listed as Spring 2009.

rage patton
11-24-2008, 09:26 PM
$47,736.00 on Pollstar.

Almost 50K for Justice? Seriously? Holy shit...

Boourns
11-24-2008, 09:35 PM
Wow, Sonic Youth can be booked relatively cheap, according to http://prettypolly.com/musicframeset.html

Boourns
11-24-2008, 09:35 PM
$47,736.00 on Pollstar.

Thanks. Is Jarvis Cocker listed on pollstar?

bmack86
11-24-2008, 09:37 PM
$33,401.00

Boourns
11-24-2008, 09:39 PM
Thanks. Wow, that's hella cheap. I guess since that's an average, it's higher for festival gigs and lower for intimate gigs like the Williamsburg Music Hall, or whatever it's called.

Anyone with a rich family wanna throw together a sham wedding and hire him to be a wedding singer?

cansei de ser sexme
11-24-2008, 09:44 PM
$47,736.00 on Pollstar.

For a limited time you can get Justice to play you a show that is pre recorded for $47,736.00. These kind of offers do not last, get a lame ass electronic duo to play for you now!

rage patton
11-24-2008, 09:50 PM
Hmmm...

FLAMING LIPS Call for pricing Spring 2009 semester tour plans TBA
FRANZ FERDINAND 35-50K April & May hot avail
GNARLS BARKLEY Call for pricing Spring 2009 semester tour plans TBA

Coachella?

And wait...

GOGOL BORDELLO 20-30K Spring 2009 semester tour plans TBA

What the fuck? Do these guys NEVER stop touring?

PassiveTheory
11-24-2008, 09:53 PM
Hey, if there's gonna be a band that will never stop touring... Let it be Gogol Bordello.

rage patton
11-24-2008, 10:22 PM
Im not complaining, I am all for seeing them again in the spring. I am just surprised. I thought they were taking time off to record their new album though.

paulb
11-24-2008, 10:39 PM
I wouldnt mind catching Gogol another 5 times in 2009... I still wish I could hit up those NYC shows in December...

shakermaker113
11-25-2008, 07:57 AM
doesn't "Tour plans TBA" mean "we don't know if they are touring or not yet?" as in, they haven't said they are going to tour, but they haven't said they won't tour either?

Boourns
11-25-2008, 08:22 AM
doesn't "Tour plans TBA" mean "we don't know if they are touring or not yet?" as in, they haven't said they are going to tour, but they haven't said they won't tour either?

Pretty much.

TomAz
11-25-2008, 08:36 AM
the Shins cost three times what Sonic Youth costs and four times what Yo La Tengo costs.


college kids are weird.

zenidogx
11-25-2008, 08:44 AM
you obviously haven't listened to the Shins. they will change your life, i swear.

TomAz
11-25-2008, 08:45 AM
i have listened to the shins. They are ok, but certainly no Sonic Youth.

zenidogx
11-25-2008, 08:50 AM
:rolleyes
keep up old man
XC4pbuPCZ60

TomAz
11-25-2008, 08:52 AM
like i said

frozen pilgrim
11-25-2008, 09:20 AM
zeni, I hope that you were being sarcastic

zenidogx
11-25-2008, 09:32 AM
facepalm.

i was just quoting Natalie Portman in Garden State.

the Shins are cool, but, yea, I'd take Sonic Youth or Yo La Tengo any day.

frozen pilgrim
11-25-2008, 09:35 AM
*phew*

sorry, man. I didn't mean ot insult your intelligence. you know how it is around here.

sbessiso
11-25-2008, 09:36 AM
I can never listen to more than 2 shins songs in a row. I pass out.

zenidogx
11-25-2008, 09:38 AM
I can never listen to more than 2 shins songs in a row. I pass out.

used to be the case here, but the video for Australia got me into them.

Barbara, the ninja
11-25-2008, 09:39 AM
Quick question, what does hot availability count? I looked through the first page and couldn't find it =x

TomAz
11-25-2008, 10:03 AM
facepalm.

i was just quoting Natalie Portman in Garden State.

the Shins are cool, but, yea, I'd take Sonic Youth or Yo La Tengo any day.

OH THANK GOD

davrone
12-12-2008, 09:02 AM
Iiiiinteresting...according to that prettypolly website, my school (LMU) paid 50,000 for an upcoming Cake show

nationocean
12-12-2008, 09:06 AM
Scott Stapp just charges a bag of coke, two hookers, a bible and Kid Rock waiting in his trailer.

RedThom
12-12-2008, 09:19 AM
Smash Mouth works for warm beer

rage patton
12-12-2008, 09:55 AM
Somebody once told me the world is gonna rule me, you ain't the sharpest tool in the shed. She was looking kina dumb with her finger and her thumb in the shape of an "L" on her forehead.

kretz
12-12-2008, 12:28 PM
STP aren't on there, but I'd assume 60-80k.

kitt kat
12-24-2008, 10:53 PM
bmack:

I want to try and do something at our radio station. We already have an on campus venue and have gotten Daedelus, the Dodos, and DJ Shadow to play, amongst others.

How much for:

High Places
Chairlift
HEALTH
No Age
Black Dice
Dan Deacon
Beach House
El Guincho
Ponytail

And, for curiosity:

Animal Collective


THNX YOU ROCK

Boourns
12-24-2008, 10:57 PM
I know if it's a free/non-profit show, like when a band plays for 30-45 minutes outside UCLA for free at noon, it costs a lot less because it's considered a promotional appearance. The band already has to be in town, of course. I hear Ladytron and CSS were scored for around 1k each back in 2005...can anyone confirm/deny any of this.

kitt kat
12-24-2008, 11:02 PM
I don't know if the bands we get are usually "in town." Deadelus was a freebee because he actually was a KSCR DJ when he went to USC.

But, High Places are in town in January, and of course, Health and No Age are local.

kitt kat
12-24-2008, 11:03 PM
And if I can rustle up 30k, I want Sonic Youth at my wedding to freak out my relatives. WHOO!

carmawerx
12-24-2008, 11:41 PM
too fcuken much!

bmack86
12-24-2008, 11:55 PM
I don't know if the bands we get are usually "in town." Deadelus was a freebee because he actually was a KSCR DJ when he went to USC.

But, High Places are in town in January, and of course, Health and No Age are local.

I'll look up the prices tomorrow when I'm less tired, but I know High Places are already going to play UCLA in January, so i don't think they'll have free time. Also, HEALTH we paid less than 1K and No Age when we had them was 150 bucks. Both have raised in popularity quite a bit since then, but that was for free college shows.

kitt kat
12-25-2008, 12:05 AM
OK rad. I thought High Places was doing UC Irvine?

Shaq Diesel
12-25-2008, 12:17 AM
$250K an hour for Shaq Attaq
And dat's a damn faq

indietron
02-20-2009, 11:25 PM
Do you think this list is still fairly up-to-date??

Boourns
02-20-2009, 11:34 PM
I really want to know...how much for THE KILLERS?

buddy
02-20-2009, 11:53 PM
call for pricing

edit: im gonna guess since theyre a top act, according to concert promoters, its about 250k, if not more.

bmack86
02-21-2009, 01:18 AM
I really want to know...how much for THE KILLERS?

$322,435

indietron
02-21-2009, 12:33 PM
Can someone help me out with something... I need to know the size that certain venues in LA hold. Examples include the Fonda, Glasshouse, Greek, Bowl, Troubadour, Wiltern, etc. If there is a website, then that would be nice. But anyone with somewhat of a solid knowledge and estimate would be greatly appreciated too.

EDIT: I found the numbers for the Greek and the Fonda. The Troubadour and Glasshouse would be nice though :)

Boourns
02-21-2009, 01:14 PM
$322,435

Thank you. Is there any data on McCartney and Portishead?

Boourns
02-21-2009, 01:20 PM
Can someone help me out with something... I need to know the size that certain venues in LA hold. Examples include the Fonda, Glasshouse, Greek, Bowl, Troubadour, Wiltern, etc. If there is a website, then that would be nice. But anyone with somewhat of a solid knowledge and estimate would be greatly appreciated too.

EDIT: I found the numbers for the Greek and the Fonda. The Troubadour and Glasshouse would be nice though :)

Troubadour: 450 (actually 500)
Glasshouse: 800
Wiltern: 2300 (less if the floor is seated)
Avalon: 1200
Hollywood Bowl: 17376
Echo: 300
Echoplex: 700
El Rey: 900
Spaceland: 250

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
02-21-2009, 01:24 PM
$322,435

is that a real figure b? or something you just made up?

rburgundy
05-18-2009, 12:38 PM
Does anyone know how much Montgomery Gentry costs or an estimate of their cost?

bmack86
05-18-2009, 12:39 PM
is that a real figure b? or something you just made up?

All the figures I post are from Pollstar's booking agent info site. I have access since I used to book shows at UCLA.

MissingPerson
05-18-2009, 06:30 PM
I wish Pretty Polly would a) Correct the "Availablities" typo, b) Reflect something approaching reality, and c) Sell me Wolf Parade.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
05-18-2009, 06:44 PM
All the figures I post are from Pollstar's booking agent info site. I have access since I used to book shows at UCLA.

Jesus Christ...."budget headliner" fo sho'.

bballarl
05-18-2009, 06:45 PM
Based on my (limited) knowledge, bands get paid more to play festivals. I'm not sure if this applies only to the higher part of the bill or what, but it is safe to say the Killers got more than that figure.

MissingPerson
05-18-2009, 06:50 PM
Incidentally, there's something desperately wrong with a world where The Fray get paid 30 times what Bat For Lashes is.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
05-18-2009, 06:50 PM
I doubt much more though....I know someone who actually helps manage the killers and I guess their fee wasn't as much as you think a headliner would get. I believe the figure was around to 400k. (I could be completely wrong but oh well)

JustSteve
05-18-2009, 06:51 PM
of what it must feel like to net $100,00+ per show for some of the big guns. of course that gets cut in half probably with agent, management, tour costs, taxes, etc. but still.

MissingPerson
05-18-2009, 06:53 PM
CHRIS BROWN BIG $$$

Bail?

Also, how in the name of God do Polyphonic Spree possibly pay themselves?

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
05-18-2009, 06:53 PM
of what it must feel like to net $100,00+ per show for some of the big guns. of course that gets cut in half probably with agent, management, tour costs, taxes, etc. but still.

funny enough that is exactly what they mentioned to me.

bballarl
05-18-2009, 06:56 PM
of what it must feel like to net $100,00+ per show for some of the big guns. of course that gets cut in half probably with agent, management, tour costs, taxes, etc. but still.

Seriously. I was ecstatic when we played a show and got paid $50 apiece. It blows my mind that you can be paid such staggering amounts and get to play music every night.

rburgundy
05-18-2009, 06:58 PM
I'm looking to book a country concert in the Northeast, venue holds about 2,000 people and is out doors. Any advice on who I should get? I'm hoping to raise 20-30k in sponsor money and then 2000 tickets at $25ea for $50000 so my total budget (for everything not just the band) is roughly 70-80k

JustSteve
05-18-2009, 07:02 PM
go to stagecoachfestival.com/forum and sign up there, they will be able to help you more.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-18-2009, 07:26 PM
i remember reading somewhere years ago that Aphex Twin would play anywhere for $50,000 + traveling and housing expenses and my friends and I dreaming of saving up $5,000 apiece to just have him play a set in my living room

Boourns
05-18-2009, 07:46 PM
5-7.5k for Bat for Lashes? That is a bargain!

And from what I understand, the figures at pretty polly are usually what someone (a college, a rich kid having a super sweet 16) would pay pretty polly to make it happen, and of that quoted figure, some goes to pretty polly for their pay, some to the band, some to cover expenses, agents, taxes, etc, is that about right?

zenidogx
07-27-2009, 03:07 PM
eeeeeeek!!!

i was just looking at this for no good reason and found:

BELLE & SEBASTIAN Call for pricing No dates until 2010

Alchemy
07-27-2009, 03:25 PM
Call them.

Kid B
07-27-2009, 03:28 PM
How much for Muse and Explosions in the Sky?

Still-ill
07-27-2009, 03:39 PM
Damn, I wish I knew how much for Sunn o))) to play my backyard. My neighbor complained my DVD player was too loud, I couldn't even hear it from my own bathroom... dick.

zenidogx
07-27-2009, 04:12 PM
Call them.

haha. 2010 sounds promising, though. i'm just looking for any sign that the band might return.

miSTEVEious
07-27-2009, 07:20 PM
if I were really rich I'd just pay bands to play in my house for me and my friends and have the most badass parties ever

zenidogx
07-27-2009, 07:22 PM
if I were really rich I'd just pay bands to play in my house for me and my friends and have the most badass parties ever

yoink.

MissingPerson
07-27-2009, 07:22 PM
Okay, it's been months now, so I need to know for sure if that's a tiny dog in a wig.

MissingPerson
07-29-2009, 05:57 AM
It's a shame they don't have Nickelback.

It would be worth every penny to get the chance to push them into a volcano.

rage patton
07-29-2009, 11:18 AM
Its shocking how much some of these bands charge.

elChurro
08-19-2009, 12:58 PM
Churros $3 bucks!

WhyTheLongFace
08-19-2009, 01:08 PM
D12 40-50K Fall 2009 semester tour plans TBD
JA RULE 50K No current tour plans

http://i31.tinypic.com/vp9eyu.jpg

Boourns
08-19-2009, 02:15 PM
Wow, 20-25k for Ladytron is more than I expected. Hey, spring 2010...Coachella?

Metric's rate is back down to 15-25k.

Lots of act like Beirut and Bat for Lashes say stay tuned for Spring 2010 details, and possible for Bon Iver, but that doesn't mean they'll be touring. Oh shit, it's almost time to check these sites on a daily basis for clues (false leads, amirite?).

Dirty Projectors touring in Oct-Nov.

esy191
10-03-2009, 01:33 AM
Does anyone know how much it might cost to book Soulwax (Nite Versions) for a one-off show in the US?

Anybody with pollstar pro?

Thinking about looking into booking them for a show at my college.

LooseAtTheZoo
10-03-2009, 07:28 AM
Does anyone know how much it might cost to book Soulwax (Nite Versions) for a one-off show in the US?

Anybody with pollstar pro?

Thinking about looking into booking them for a show at my college.

I'm guessing quite a bit more for a one-off because of the travel expenses involved.

JebusLives
10-03-2009, 08:20 AM
huh, $25-30 for a Sonic Youth show. I wonder how much to buy them outright? I want Kim to make me pancakes.

bmack86
10-03-2009, 11:00 AM
Average US Gross for Soulwax has been 36K. If you're doing a One-off, you have to remember that they will charge more even if it is a college show, since you'll be flying them out specifically for that set. I'd say it'd wind up being in the 50K range.

esy191
10-03-2009, 11:22 AM
Ok, thanks for the info! I appreciate it.