See an Amazing List of What it Costs to Book Your Favorite Bands and Artists
Let's admit it. We've all dreamed of booking one of our favorite bands to play a show in our backyard, but we all realize how silly it is to spend a year's (or more) salary booking a band for 2 hours of personal enjoyment. But if we win the lottery...
There's a list that's been released by a talent booking agency that's a bit of a cheat sheet into the world of live music economics. I can't believe James Taylor costs over a million bucks to book!!
Have a look at the list of the cost of booking a band. If you've got a cool million to blow you can get in the neighborhood of the likes of Taylor Swift, Justin TimberBieber (that's 2 Justins combined into 1... you're welcome), Bruce Springsteen or Madonna. If you're a peasant and can only afford half a million dollars for a band you can still go for Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts or Pearl Jam.
Further down the line you can book some of the all-time greats like Merle, Willie and everyone's favorite... Creed. If you keep looking down the list and get into CCR, the Goo Goo Dolls and Clay Aiken in the $100K range. There's a lot to look at on this list. Who surprises you the most being either too much or surprisingly little? Go to Facebook to weigh in on the topic.