#1
I'm putting on a gig for the first time next month and we are hoping to get a band who are big in the area, but not very well known outside of the area to headline. My question is; how much to bands like this normally get paid to headline?

The venue is really small, it holds about 150 people, if that helps

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Without knowing location, facilities, or population, I really couldn't say.

Most places around here will charge $10 entry when there's something on, but they're popular/good location
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#6
It really depends on a number of factors.

Do you expect the show to sell out, or come close to it at least? Also, have you made contact with any prospective bands and inquired about a price? Have you booked sound yet and how much will that cost? Are you putting some money into promotion (fliers, radio, etc)? How many other bands will be on the bill?

For a legit headliner on a local or regional level, I'd say you're probably looking around $300 at the least. For the size of the show, $500 would be the absolute max I would pay for a local/regional headliner, and that's only if the fact that they're headlining would almost guarantee a sellout show.
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#7
The most important factor is........is it a bar that sells liquor or just a "kids" venue?
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200 bucks and some free beer. That's the best most bands could hope for at the stage they are at.
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200 bucks and some free beer. That's the best most bands could hope for at the stage they are at.

Hell that would be a sweetass deal for any band I've ever played in.
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It really depends on a number of factors.

Do you expect the show to sell out, or come close to it at least? Also, have you made contact with any prospective bands and inquired about a price? Have you booked sound yet and how much will that cost? Are you putting some money into promotion (fliers, radio, etc)? How many other bands will be on the bill?

For a legit headliner on a local or regional level, I'd say you're probably looking around $300 at the least. For the size of the show, $500 would be the absolute max I would pay for a local/regional headliner, and that's only if the fact that they're headlining would almost guarantee a sellout show.


I dont expect it to sell out, I expect that there will be about 70-100 people there

Sound comes with the price of hiring the venue itself (£200)

There are 3 other bands on the bill, and with the support bands I was originally going to split all the money between them after the hire cost has been covered.However I realise I'm not sure how this would work if I'm to pay a headliner on top of that. Them headlining would add maybe an extra 30-50 sales

I think I've answered most questions haha