Mudcat Café message #3016078 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #133063   Message #3016078
Posted By: C-flat
26-Oct-10 - 02:42 PM
Thread Name: Fees (concert admission prices)
Subject: RE: Fees (concert admission prices)
Still a lot of people missing the point here...

Forget the economics, that's simple maths, i.e. artist fees against venue capacity and overheads deducted.
Forget the actual fee, whether it's flat rate or percentage, who cares? If the artist is good enough he'll charge what he thinks and venues will either book him or they won't.

My question, to which there has been a tiny handful of posters who offered an answer, is :-

Why, after fees are agreed/guaranteed and an artist booked, would the artist want to control what the minimum ticket price should be?
It won't affect his fee either way.
George Paparavgis thinks it may be to do with pricing consistency between venues. A fair point.
Sarah McQaid makes another when she says she's considering it because, in her experience, she gets a better audience when the ticket price is higher.
This isn't about how much things cost. That's relative to what's affordable or how high a priority you place upon it.