Psychaberration
Prog Mathjazzmetal Fan
Join date: Jun 2008
248 IQ
#1
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
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Join date: Sep 2009
1,360 IQ
#2
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
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Psychaberration
Prog Mathjazzmetal Fan
Join date: Jun 2008
248 IQ
#3
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
Awwww.... NOW what?!
Join date: Aug 2006
2,471 IQ
#4
Try the search bar. Somebody did this only a couple of months or so ago.

CT
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
Archer18
Green Mile Official
Join date: Apr 2008
2,415 IQ
#5
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
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JDizzle787
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Join date: May 2008
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#6
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
Awwww.... NOW what?!
Join date: Aug 2006
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#7
@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
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
Psychaberration
Prog Mathjazzmetal Fan
Join date: Jun 2008
248 IQ
#8
Quote by axemanchris
Try the search bar. Somebody did this only a couple of months or so ago.

CT


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axemanchris
Awwww.... NOW what?!
Join date: Aug 2006
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#9
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

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
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.