How Much Does It Cost to Book Your Favorite Band?

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How much does it cost to have Justin Timberlake play in your back yard? Booking agency Degy Entertainment has got you covered.

The company has released a list of the approximate per-show rates suggested by some artists’ agents, ranging from $1,000 to over $100,000. 

Taylor Swift, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, James Taylor, Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, and Bon Jovi each stand to bank over $1 million per performance, while acts like the Black Eyed Peas, Kanye West and Maroon 5 cash in upwards of $400,000. 

While these numbers are only rough figures — actual prices can be negotiated and are dependent upon other factors — the list serves as a gauge of how much you’d have to shell out to book your favorite band.

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    1. Li Lu says:

      how much costs david garrett?

    2. says:

      how do you get ahold of the band to schedule an event

    3. Meh, I wouldn’t pay two cents for Timberlake. Plus, you can get Kanye for a few hundred thousand less.

      Hell, I’d rather get 3 Doors Down, Coldplay, Creed, Kid Rock or Nickelback.Much better music and way cheaper

      Or spend the million on Bon Jovi.

    4. ryanmkhawarizmi says:

      Reblogged this on tulisan ryan.

    5. Joel says:

      Jon MacLaughlin for $10-15K? Who else is in for $500?

    6. I did not see the Black Keys on here, and considering they’re pretty popular nowadays, I think they should be!

    7. Rachel says:

      Not only are these prices grossly incorrect, but they are actually much LOWER than the real costs of these performers for one off dates. There is a difference of what someone pays an artist for a public date and what they pay them for a private or one off date. The fact that this company posts prices that are either grossly out of date or just a blatant flat out lie, is a clear bait and switch and not only a shitty business practice but immoral and hurtful to the honest companies who book talent every day. I would love to see them secure Bruno Mars for $200K- $400K, in order to do so they would have to take a time machine back to 2010.

      • sammyglick says:

        As if…sounds like a PR flack working overtime. Not every ‘artist’ is worth a $1M to play a private party.

    8. Daniel Burse says:

      Lol..Some of these prices make me laugh so HARD. WHO is the World would pay 50 to 75K for Soulja Boy to perform! ROFL

    9. Kelly says:

      Thirty seconds before I read this story, I received an email saying that James Taylor tickets at The Concord (Calif.) Pavilion have been reduced to $25 each. I really don’t think he’s being paid $1 million to perform there.

      • jedi77 says:

        He might be. Ticket prices are determined by supply and demand. His booking fee is based on a venues expectations of that supply and demand. Sometimes they ain’t the same, which is why venues sometimes have to close do to poor finances (or just lackluster abilities at guessing supply and demand).

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