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all ages gigs

Post by alongwaltz » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:42 pm

How can we make money?

Everyone else I know who puts on gigs says they make 90% of their money from alcohol sales.

We're trying to carve an all ages space in our city, though, because there's a big university/college/high school crowd and there is absolutely nowhere to see live bands right now other than bars/clubs/pubs.

We charge cover at the door and split that amongst the bands but, even if we do 3 bands/$7 cover and 50 people pay, that's still only around $100 per band.

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Re: all ages gigs

Post by Uncle Ants » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:24 pm

alongwaltz wrote:We charge cover at the door and split that amongst the bands but, even if we do 3 bands/$7 cover and 50 people pay, that's still only around $100 per band.
You get bands who will play for $100 or less. That's pretty much the way DIY gigs (even the ones in bars) work here. No one makes any real money out of it or really expects to, they do it because it's fun.
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