Bob, the purchaser is often the guy who picks up the tab as you said. My experience is with a large venue with shows that often drew 15,000 paid tickets. Here's an example...Carrie Underwood is guaranteed $500,000 per show. Depending on how the contract is structured, that amount can go up, but not down. As I recall, her own company did all the marketing etc. Rent, security, catering etc is all paid out of that $500,000. At the event settlement following the show, all the expenses will be itemized and subtracted from the $500K. Her proceeds, determined by the settlement, is paid by the arena to her company. In this case her company is the purchaser. Neil Diamond operates this way.....Last time I worked with his crew, he grossed $1Million in two nights...his company was the purchaser. I don't know how the KT works as far as promoting the show. I suspect it might be the venue who promotes the show. So when the Trio makes the agreement it's specified in the contract how the money is distributed. That's why the purchaser in the KT case would be the venue....which has to take care of all the transportation, hotels etc. The KT rider really isn't excessive. Most bands ask for the world and settle for something reasonable. I'm sure if the purchaser told the KT that the closest hotel is a LaQuinta Inn with a Denny's attached, that would be just fine.
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