Artist Payment (Local Shows)
HOW DOES ARTIST PAYMENT WORK?
Artist payment structures will differ depending on the artist. As with any Promoter or Talent Buyer, artists that are signed, bigger, and nationally touring are going to be paid a lot more than an unsigned local/regional artist. Exact details about payment structures are below.
HOW MUCH DOES AFTON PAY FOR SIGNED, BIGGER, NATIONALLY TOURING ACTS?
Afton will consider offering a pay guarantee and rider fulfillment for notable, larger artists if they are signed to a Record Label and represented by a reputable Booking Agency. In this case, we may offer a guarantee + backend.
*For unsigned local/regional acts, the below pay scale will be used.
HOW MUCH CAN AFTON PAY FOR UNSIGNED LOCAL/REGIONAL ACTS?
Afton was founded by local musicians, for local musicians. So we’ve setup a pay scale for unsigned acts that allows us to payout more and more as each act draws more fans.
Your Total Pay is comprised of our Minimum Guaranteed Payscale (listed below), Fan Tips, and Bonus Pays. You also should take into consideration the extra Perks we offer on top of your Total Pay. Below we have listed the Average Payment and Typical Perks you may receive based on how many fans you draw to the show.
Your Total Payment = Minimum Guaranteed Pay Scale + Bonus Pays + Any Fan Tips
YOU ARE PAID BASED ON YOUR TOTAL DRAW
You are paid based on your Total Draw for each show. This includes Your Pre-Sale Online Tickets + Your Pre-Sale Physical Tickets + Your Door Draw. We tally each person that pays at the door, so we always know exactly what each act’s total draw is for each show.
WE PAYOUT AS MUCH AS WE CAN TO OUR ARTISTS
We are a nationwide concert company that books over 1,000+ acts every month, so there are considerable overhead expenses on our end to sustainably book these local artists on a consistent basis. This is why it takes a lot of time, money, and staff hours to make every show happen. On top of our overhead, there are expenses on the club’s end that must also be recouped.
This is why there is no money to pay you with if you draw poorly (or no fans at all). As you draw more and more fans we are able to exponentially pay you more. As long as you are drawing well (or at least decent), your payment will be on par if not better than any other entity we have seen that books local artists. Many times we pay the best when it comes to all ages or underage shows.
Our Pay Structure is designed to reward artists who abide by the E-Contract. If you breach the E-Contract and draw less fans than you agreed to, your pay will be substantially lower, as follows:
15 Fans = $15 Guarantee + $1 Per Fan After 15+ Sold.
PAY IS VOIDED IF Less Than 15 Tickets Sold.
* If you are booked short notice, your Booking Rep may lower your Tix requirement. In this case, your pay is voided only if you don’t sell the # of Tickets specified in the E-Contract.