Mudcat Café message #3015057 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #133063   Message #3015057
Posted By: Will Fly
25-Oct-10 - 12:18 PM
Thread Name: Fees (concert admission prices)
Subject: RE: Fees
I suspect that the minimum guarantee/percentage of the door take is probably more prevalent in folk clubs than others. In my (30+) years playing music other than folk (jazz, rock'n roll, funk), the bands I worked in either agreed a fixed price directly with the venue or, if going through an agent, accepted the fee proposed by the agent. Once the contract was signed, that was it - the fee was paid whether the venue made money or lost money.

As a matter of routine, we generally rejected gigs where the promoter or the venue offered door percentages, as we'd seen too many scams with other bands at some venues.