How the revenues are split. You see the term "purchaser"...This is written for the "promoter." Some promoters and acts prefer to have a guaranteed fee for the show....anything over that fee belongs to the promoter or the venue. When a promoter considers taking on an act...he considers what the possible gross sales would be. Let's say a sold out venue for ABC Band would bring in $100,000. The promoter has to figure advertising costs, building rent, taxes etc. When he does the math, lets say his best case scenario is $60K after expenses. So he does this: He calls the band and tells them he (the promoter) will buy the show for $65K. This means the promoter will do all the work to market the show and the band just shows up....gets the check and goes home. If the concert tanks, the promoter still owes the band $65K. What Rick posted is the contract "Rider". This specifies the "extras" needed by the group. That includes hotel specs, transportation, limited catering etc. With major acts that I've worked with, the rider will specify what kind of food for catering. Catering usually lasts from load-in to load-out. The rider specifies how the dressing rooms are set up and what kind of food should be in the dressing rooms. Then their's post show....so many cases of beer for the busses etc. But all this is paid for by the act. The promoter, or in most cases, the venue facilitates gathering all the things listed in the rider. I remember working a show with Sting. His catering bill was around $35,000...just catering.
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