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ravenheart
05-19-2014, 06:02 AM
Some interesting booking cost figures for various artists:

http://priceonomics.com/how-much-does-it-cost-to-book-your-favorite-band/

No idea how legit the numbers are, some seem off, but they're all ballpark, obviously. It's claimed the figures come from Degy Entertainment, who are a booking agency, so presumably there are only figures for their clients included, hence some major omissions.

CTI, who book for corporate events (cheers, detuned :hecho:), has several of those bands in their current roster. These prices are great:

Aerosmith: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/1864/aerosmith/
Alice Cooper: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/935/alice-cooper/
Alice In Chains: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/5708/alice-in-chains/
Billy Idol: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/772/billy-idol/
Blue Oyster Cult: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/952/blue-oyster-cult/
Cinderella: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/4039/cinderella/
Creed: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/966/creed/
The Cult: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/3630/the-cult/
Godsmack: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/3839/godsmack/
Journey: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/349/journey/
KoRn: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/3913/korn/
Limp Bizkit: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/1037/limp-bizkit/
Linkin Park: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/1234/linkin-park/
Megadeth: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/1738/megadeth/
Mastodon: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/5045/mastodon/
Motley Crue: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/1775/motley-crue/
Queensryche: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/3745/queensryche/
RATM: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/1074/rage-against-the-machine/
Rob Zombie: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/4044/rob-zombie/
Slayer: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/1682/slayer/
Soundgarden: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/3669/soundgarden/
Ted Nugent: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/2765/ted-nugent/ (as a speaker on "social issues" only)
Volbeat: http://www.celebritytalent.net/sampletalent/4964/volbeat/

In all cases I'm sure the price quoted includes the agent's fees etc.

markrz
05-19-2014, 06:08 AM
I have to give 311 respect. By all signs they should have had a brief time in the spotlight of a 90s flash-in-the-pan trend and then disappeared forever. But they've managed to stay in the game, ten-plus years past their cultural expiration date. Of all the rap-rock refugees from that period, they played their cards the smartest. (No idea if they're big outside the U.S. though).

detuned
05-19-2014, 06:14 AM
Your Celebrity Resource for Booking Corporate Entertainment and Speakers

i.e. this is not what bands make on regular shows

same with college booking fee websites

ravenheart
05-19-2014, 06:16 AM
i.e. this is not what bands make on regular shows

Ah, that's an interesting distinction. :lol: at these bands rinsing corporations then ;)

I'll change the wording of the first post to reflect that.

same with college booking fee websites

College booking fee? As in, to book a room/building for an event?

Sanitarium78
05-19-2014, 06:18 AM
For some reason I thought Megadeth and Slayer might be a bit more. I know they're not as popular as they used to be but their fees seem pretty reasonable. Maybe that's why they tour so much? I thought Motley Crue would be higher.

ravenheart
05-19-2014, 06:20 AM
I thought Motley Crue would be higher.

I would bet for real gigs they are. They probably have a low corporate fee because they appreciate no one's ever going to book them for a corporate gig!

Dextrimental
05-19-2014, 07:09 AM
What are corporate events in this context? Award shows etc.?

detuned
05-19-2014, 07:11 AM
College booking fee? As in, to book a room/building for an event?

no, like this corporate booking agent, there are college specific agents, with inflated prices as well

http://main-stageproductions.com/music
http://sphinxmg.com/categories/concert-artists
etc

What are corporate events in this context? Award shows etc.?

private events/parties/whatever by corporations/businesses

ravenheart
05-19-2014, 07:14 AM
What are corporate events in this context? Award shows etc.?

Anything where tickets aren't on sale to the general public. Industry shows, private corporate functions/parties, probably sports events, etc.

Not sure where awards shows would fall. I guess that's probably corporate?

ravenheart
05-19-2014, 07:15 AM
http://main-stageproductions.com/music
http://sphinxmg.com/categories/concert-artists

That's... scandalous. Well, not really, but it's certainly opportunistic!

treghet
05-19-2014, 07:20 AM
That's... scandalous. Well, not really, but it's certainly opportunistic!

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detuned
05-19-2014, 07:31 AM
That's... scandalous. Well, not really, but it's certainly opportunistic!
the idea is they are charging a premium for what sometimes is a special one-off, fly-in, and/or intimate performance. though often bands just work these into their tours.

thing that sucks about the college shows, is they often arent open to the public or promoted outside the school (because they are being paid for by the student's expensive tuitions), or even listed on bands tour schedules. there have been many times where i havent even heard about these shows until the day of, or sometimes until long after it has happened.

300%_Density
05-19-2014, 07:45 AM
What kind of world do we live in where Montell Jordan & Public Enemy get the same rate for booking fees?

snowdog2112
05-19-2014, 08:02 AM
No fucking way on the Limp Bizkit fee

Maideneer
05-19-2014, 08:36 AM
I have organized and been involved in plenty of large Big 4 (corporate accounting firms, not the metal bands lol) events and conferences where we would book an artist like this or a speaker or a magician or something.

I remember one year in Orlando we booked Pat Monahan from Train to come and play. Full band would have been too much for the budget but since it was just him with a guitar and bare bones drummer, it was in the realm of $50,000 + fees if memory is right, maybe more.

One time it was Magic Johnson we got to speak at some conference, everything was booked...it had to have been $100K. I booked his hotel rooms personally (1 suite for him, 1 suite for his entourage) and then I get the note to cancel his rooms the day of check-in because he was flying in and out same day which caused us to still have to pay for the rooms since the cut-off wasn't in time. What a guy.

We used to book everything through SME Entertainment...they literally have a bajillion people to comb through, from sports stars to musicians, to motivational speakers (not Matt Foley). At least it's run by an awesome guy Corey Shapoff who always seemed to show up at our events too lol since we probably fed the guy millions and millions every year.

Natrlhi
05-19-2014, 09:47 AM
http://main-stageproductions.com/music

I clicked on the "Comedy" tab out of curiosity and found this:

George Carlin
Select dates available - Call for details
75K+

I think they need to update their shit. :hmm:

Spiner202
05-19-2014, 11:04 AM
I have organized and been involved in plenty of large Big 4 (corporate accounting firms, not the metal bands lol) events and conferences where we would book an artist like this or a speaker or a magician or something.

You a fellow big 4'er? :party:

Maideneer
05-19-2014, 11:11 AM
You a fellow big 4'er? :party:

For 6 years yes. Then it all fell to shit for me, trying to pick it all up again now. I'm a contractor to one now again.

Travis The Dragon
05-19-2014, 02:10 PM
Merle Haggard and Hank Williams Jr. are over a hundred grand?! There's a few other shockers on there too.

ravenheart
05-19-2014, 02:13 PM
Merle Haggard and Hank Williams Jr. are over a hundred grand?! There's a few other shockers on there too.

Too right too. Legends.

Also, lol at you signature you giant fanboy loser :lol:

powerslave_85
05-19-2014, 04:12 PM
Looking at the link in the first post, Clutch is obviously the best bargain.

detuned
05-21-2014, 07:26 AM
metalsucks with some first hand experience and logic (http://www.metalsucks.net/2014/05/21/want-book-queens-stone-age-clutch-avenged-sevenfold-etc-play-party-much-will-cost/)

I used to work at a booking agency. We would routinely ask for more money from show promoters for our bands than we’d be willing to accept, with the expectation that the promoter would try and negotiate us down. A band’s price also varies from market to market: Band X might not be able to draw as many people in Des Moines, IA as they can in Chicago, IL, so a promoter in Des Moines won’t be able to offer them as high of a guarantee. Finally, if a college came calling, we’d automatically jack up the price considerably; colleges often have budgets set aside for shows, and they’re willing to spend all of it. All of this is common practice.

Cross Face Chicken Wing
05-22-2014, 10:03 AM
What corporations book Mastodon, Slayer or Megadeth for corporate events? I need to know so I can a) try and get a job there and b) only buy products from said corporation.

If I owned a corporation, I would just have Slayer player in the lobby of my office and pipe it throughout the building as "elevator music."

orlandodavis
06-14-2014, 02:02 AM
http://www.theprp.com/2014/06/12/news/updated-alleged-booking-costs-of-faith-no-more-megadeth-korn-limp-bizkit-linkin-park-etc/

PVH5150
06-14-2014, 08:13 AM
At least one of those is wrong. I know for a fact that Van Halen gets $1M per show.

justinm4bama
06-14-2014, 09:06 AM
How does Dave Grohl solo make more than Foo Fighters?

detuned
06-14-2014, 09:08 AM
those are still inflated special event prices

300%_Density
06-14-2014, 07:01 PM
At least one of those is wrong. I know for a fact that Van Halen gets $1M per show.

Seeing the Sabbath price compared to the others there's definitely atleast 1 more wrong.