#3
Paid? You're the one who pays for the venue.
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Depends on who got you the gig. If it's using your own initiative, about £60-80, if it's a headlining gig. Extremely hard to self promote though...

If you're using a promoter, they usually take half so expect no more than £40

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#5
i got an email from the venue, asking how much we charge
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i got an email from the venue, asking how much we charge

I'm guessing he means how much you're charging per ticket.
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Paid? You're the one who pays for the venue.


Anyone who pays to play deserves to have their respective instrument destroyed and shoved down their throat.

NEVER fuel a pay to play venue. It's everything that's wrong with unsigned indepentent music.
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i got an email from the venue, asking how much we charge


Read above message
#9
Well you can charge what you like.
But generally if it's your first couple of gigs then you'll be lucky to make anything, if you do it won't be anymore than like £20 or so.

My band tends not to charge, we booked a gig today as a matter of fact, we could have made £150 but we turned it down in order to get free drinks all night
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#10
Oh, per ticket? First gig, £1 advance, £3 at the door.

Unless you're well known I wouldn't charge more than £5 a ticket, and that's if you have 4 support bands with you
#11
well, if its your first show.. and you don't have any fan base..

probably not much, you should play even if its for free just for tips and exposure
#12
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i got an email from the venue, asking how much we charge


$5000
Oh, you're in the UK then that would be like £20

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#13
Again, it depends where you play (and what you play).

It mostly depends on the venue, as some places will be in need of live bands and some others will be overloaded with gigs - You don't wanna start off somewhere big 'cus if you **** up, you're done for.
#14
kl thanks
that was pretty much what i was expecting, just wanted to make sure
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$5000
Oh, you're in the UK then that would be like £20

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interesting good? or interesing bad?

Peaceful Rocker, fair point
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#16
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Depends on who got you the gig. If it's using your own initiative, about £60-80, if it's a headlining gig. Extremely hard to self promote though...

If you're using a promoter, they usually take half so expect no more than £40

=D

Each member of my 5 person band, and one of our friends who helped a lot, earned 100 euro net when we put on our own gig in our home town.

We charged 5 euro at the door.
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$5000
Oh, you're in the UK then that would be like £20


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£2.50 for the tickets in advance sound good.
If he means how much money you guys want for playing it, you could just ask him to cover petrol/taxi costs/bus fares.

kl.
should we be expecting any money from the ticket sales? sorry if thats a n00bish question, but i'm just starting to 'enter' the music industry
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kl.
should we be expecting any money from the ticket sales? sorry if thats a n00bish question, but i'm just starting to 'enter' the music industry


you should if people show up, you generally work out what percentage of the door you get with the venue before hand, unless you are a cover band you most likely get a very small nominal amount from the venue plus a percentage of the door and maybe the bar (if the venue has one)
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#21
it depends on how many people you know that will be willing to come and how much they will be willing to pay. I'm sorry but you guys kinda blow, at least your singer has a lot of work to do.

Also depends on what kind of venue it is and how many people will generally turn up.

£2 / person and you will be lucky.
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#22
well my band recently played a show for another band.
10 bucks canadian at the door, we got to keep everything after the first 20
we made 250 bucks which we spent the next day to improve our practice PA system
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it depends on how many people you know that will be willing to come and how much they will be willing to pay. I'm sorry but you guys kinda blow, at least your singer has a lot of work to do.

Also depends on what kind of venue it is and how many people will generally turn up.

£2 / person and you will be lucky.

meh it's alright, i'm not gonna argue with your opinion any crit/comments are welcome
thanks for the info though
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