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Psychaberration
02-20-2011, 09:59 PM
I'll keep this brief

I am working on a business plan to open a new venue in Fargo, ND. In order to have a more expansive knowledge of what bands are being paid on average, in hopes of being able to bolster the pay of our local bands, I ask that any of you guys who have recently played a paying gig could please fill out the info below. Thanks a ton!

Band Info
Band Location (city/state):
Band genre:
Band Size (# of people):
Band Popularity (unknown/local/regional/national, answer to the best of your knowledge):

Gig Info (If you have several examples, that would be awesome)
venue type (bar/auditorium/etc.):
venue size (just a real broad approximation):
audience number (same, just real broad):
travel distance (miles):
play time:
Your Band's Priority (Opener, Headliner):
Your Total Pay (as a band):
Perks (non- monetary benefits):

And feel free to add any other info you think could be relevant.

Thanks Again!

kangaxxter
02-22-2011, 06:49 PM
Band Location (city/state): Gurnee/Grayslake, Illinois (North of Chicago)
Band genre: Punk, Rock, Power Pop
Band Size (# of people): 3 currently
Band Popularity (unknown/local/regional/national, answer to the best of your knowledge): unknown

Gig Info (If you have several examples, that would be awesome)
venue type (bar/auditorium/etc.): Bar/Craphole
venue size (just a real broad approximation): 25' by 200'
audience number (same, just real broad): 15/20 average
travel distance (miles): 2 miles tops
play time: 40-45 average, longest 1h, shortest ~30m
Your Band's Priority (Opener, Headliner): One of the lineup of bands (i.e. No Headliner0
Your Total Pay (as a band): about $20 or $30 a night (two dollars for each person who tells the venue they came to see us).
Perks (non- monetary benefits): $5 Audio Recording of us

Place 2:
venue type (bar/auditorium/etc.): Youth Center
venue size (just a real broad approximation): 30ft x 40ft (back room)
audience number (same, just real broad): 52+
travel distance (miles): <1 mile
play time: 43:14 (from the recording)
Your Band's Priority (Opener, Headliner): One of the line up.
Your Total Pay (as a band): $52 (One dollar for every person who came to see us)
Perks (non- monetary benefits): Free Digital Video Recording, Free Audio Recording

Psychaberration
03-07-2011, 03:40 PM
thanks a lot for your input man, and everyone else please just take a second to help me out if you can, besides, I'm sure others are kind of curious as to what sort of pay you each are getting.

axemanchris
03-07-2011, 06:25 PM
Try the search bar. Somebody did this only a couple of months or so ago.

CT

Archer18
03-07-2011, 07:15 PM
Band Location (city/state): Essex
Band genre: Blues/Classic Rock/Indie
Band Size (# of people): 4
Band Popularity:unknown atm

Gig Info
venue type: pub
venue size:40
audience number: 25
travel distance: Anywhere up to 20 miles.
play time: 30 minutes to 2 hours
Your Band's Priority: Newish band so quite low on festival bills
Your Total Pay (as a band): 150-200

JDizzle787
03-09-2011, 03:56 PM
Band Info
Band Location (city/state): Pittsfield, MA
Band genre: Hard Rock/ Metal
Band Size (# of people): 5
Band Popularity : unknown/local

Gig Info
venue type (bar/auditorium/etc.): Dining Hall/ ITAM Lodge
venue size (just a real broad approximation): capacity of 300
audience number (same, just real broad): 80 people
travel distance (miles): 5 miles
play time: 28 minutes
Your Band's Priority (Opener, Headliner): Opener
Your Total Pay (as a band): 57$ (32$ for merch, 25$ for playing the show)
Perks (non- monetary benefits): Free Water.

axemanchris
03-09-2011, 06:36 PM
@Archer18 - You had a tiny venue with a capacity of 40 people. The place was not even 2/3 full, and they still paid you over 150 pounds?

Ho-lee....

CT

Psychaberration
03-09-2011, 07:05 PM
Try the search bar. Somebody did this only a couple of months or so ago.

CT

For legal reasons and simplification, I initiated my own in order to avoid having to have to credit someone else in my investment presentation.

axemanchris
03-10-2011, 08:10 AM
Meh... fair enough.

Band Info: Now-Here-This (www.now-here-this.com)
Band Location (city/state): Hamilton, Ontario
Band genre: Commercial Hard Rock (original)
Band Size (# of people): 4
Band Popularity (unknown/local/regional/national, answer to the best of your knowledge): Local - some commercial radio and television play, some campus radio, local magazine and on-line print coverage

Gig Info (If you have several examples, that would be awesome).... I'll provide three
venue type (bar/auditorium/etc.): Bar
venue size (just a real broad approximation): 150
audience number (same, just real broad): 120
travel distance (miles): 3
play time: 45 min.
Your Band's Priority (Opener, Headliner): Headline
Your Total Pay (as a band): $750 (included merch and CD sales)
Perks (non- monetary benefits): couple of beers each

**this was our CD release party. It was well-promoted, and we had a lot of people looking forward to coming out. We charged $10 for tix, but had a variety of promotion costs to take care of, which was why we didn't make $1200**


Gig Info (If you have several examples, that would be awesome)
venue type (bar/auditorium/etc.): Festival Main Stage
venue size (just a real broad approximation): 2000
audience number (same, just real broad): 500
travel distance (miles): 3
play time: 45 min.
Your Band's Priority (Opener, Headliner): bands all day - we were on mid-afternoon
Your Total Pay (as a band): $275 (included merch and CD sales)
Perks (non- monetary benefits): vehicle and parking permits :haha:

Gig Info (If you have several examples, that would be awesome)
venue type (bar/auditorium/etc.): Concert Theatre
venue size (just a real broad approximation): 600
audience number (same, just real broad): 200
travel distance (miles): 3
play time: 45 min.
Your Band's Priority (Opener, Headliner): Headline
Your Total Pay (as a band): Lost $100
Perks (non- monetary benefits): couple of beers each

*basically, we organized the event and footed the bill. We were, effectively, the promoters. We had television promo, well-placed posters, campus radio plugs, etc. We brought out the 200-ish people, but the other bands on that night didn't bring anyone out.

More typically, we would play bars with capacity of around 150 people, play to rooms about half-full, either as an opener or a headliner and make between $50-100.

CT