#1
i was wondering... so how much do they get? before they split the money between each other
#2
Depends entirely on how much it is selling for and how many copies they sell.
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#3
Although, now a days, you're lucky to sell music at all with limewire and bittorrent. Most money is made by touring and selling merch.
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#4
probably like less than £1
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#6
I think with and indie lable its about 40% and major about 15-20%

This is an estimate by the way and probably wrong
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#7
depends how big the band are, what label and so on.

but i can say with certainty that bands get most of their money from touring + merch
#8
Indie label? Generally 50%
Major Label? 5% ish It's a matter of pence, certainly, though it will change depending on your deal.
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#11
not much unless you have a guy like Lars Ulrich then he will do anything to get his band more money......anything.....
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#12
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They don't make much. All the money they make is through touring.



WHere does this come from?

It's not like record lables go 'aye, we'll rape you on album sales... but you can keep your merch sales!' The record company takes their cut of everything and so what you make from your touring is entirely subective. Green day don't make thier money on touring, they make it on album sales. Metallica don't make thier money on touring, they make it on album sales. Indie bands simply don't make money and for the 'inbetween' bands it simply depends what their following is like.
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#13
If you're trying to support the band, go see them in concert.

Buy CD's to support the record company, go to concerts to support the band.
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WHere does this come from?

It's not like record lables go 'aye, we'll rape you on album sales... but you can keep your merch sales!' The record company takes their cut of everything and so what you make from your touring is entirely subective. Green day don't make thier money on touring, they make it on album sales. Metallica don't make thier money on touring, they make it on album sales. Indie bands simply don't make money and for the 'inbetween' bands it simply depends what their following is like.


What about the money the venues pay them to play?
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What about the money the venues pay them to play?



For proper bands generally the band's promoter or other employee of the record company arranges for a split of the ticket sales the the venue. The venue doesn't 'pay' the bands. There is no money that the band makes that the record company does not take its share of. The only reason that gigs are coming back as a viable way to make money (they went seriously out frmo the end of the 90s) is because of donwloading and the impact that has had on band's CD sales.
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For proper bands generally the band's promoter or other employee of the record company arranges for a split of the ticket sales the the venue. The venue doesn't 'pay' the bands. There is no money that the band makes that the record company does not take its share of. The only reason that gigs are coming back as a viable way to make money (they went seriously out frmo the end of the 90s) is because of donwloading and the impact that has had on band's CD sales.


I see. I wonder what would happen if a bigger band, as you put it a proper band, did everything for free? Free merch, CDs, shows, etc. I wonder how much they'd make in donations in comparison to the percentage they'd get as part of a record deal.
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#17
lol I didn't mean 'proper band' like that, I just mean to talk about bands as in those that have offical record deals. As opposed ot teenagers getting thirty quid off a pub.

And I don't know. Radiohead didn't do very well though.
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WHere does this come from?

It's not like record lables go 'aye, we'll rape you on album sales... but you can keep your merch sales!' The record company takes their cut of everything and so what you make from your touring is entirely subective. Green day don't make thier money on touring, they make it on album sales. Metallica don't make thier money on touring, they make it on album sales. Indie bands simply don't make money and for the 'inbetween' bands it simply depends what their following is like.


Actually....no. The record companies don't own the band name (at least if the band was smart they shouldnt) so all the band has to do is pay a merch company X amount of money for X amount of merch and the band keeps the profits.
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Actually....no. The record companies don't own the band name (at least if the band was smart they shouldnt) so all the band has to do is pay a merch company X amount of money for X amount of merch and the band keeps the profits.

Except that would in all likelihood violate the contract between the band and the record company.
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Actually....no. The record companies don't own the band name (at least if the band was smart they shouldnt) so all the band has to do is pay a merch company X amount of money for X amount of merch and the band keeps the profits.


I can't speak for companies everywhere but most labels i've heard of will demand their percentage of those proceeds in any sort of deal or simply sign a deal with someone else. There's no shortage of bands.
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#21
It depends on your label and contract, but you don't get very much per sale on majors.
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#22
billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions


of pennies
#23
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billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions and billions


of pennies


Thats still a hell of alot of money, you know that right?
#24
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Except that would in all likelihood violate the contract between the band and the record company.



Only

A: if the record company owned the band name and or logo
B: If the band were trying to sell CD's on their own

if you have the copyright to your band name or logo, you can basically do what you want outside of the CD business.

But, y'know it all depends on what the contract is, I'm just going off what my cousin told me when he got signed to a reasonably well known company. Razor and Tie? I think thats what it was called.


Buuuuuuut, you could also start your own label. A large percent of failure, but if it works, you would not only get ALL of your money, but also get a good sum from other bands.
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#25
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Thats still a hell of alot of money, you know that right?



Well that may be, but what were not addressing is the amount of children dieing in Africa........

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