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Lyle Williams

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Getting rich quick. Not.
« on: April 10, 2018, 09:24:14 am »

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/ripped-off-the-measly-fee-commonwealth-games-organisers-offered-big-name-aussie-band/news-story/7cd25d789abef41ff9f0cc9993227bc5

Bands offered $6000 to play at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

The suits who made the offer were probably pulling that in as a daily rate.
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Lyle Williams

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Re: Getting rich quick. Not.
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2018, 09:34:04 am »

Stadium full.  25,000 seats.  Tickets between $100 and $495 each.

$6000 for a five piece band, to cover rehersals and crew too.

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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2018, 11:37:26 am »

Was this planned by the same folks that planned the Fyre Festival in the Bahamas?
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2018, 01:05:33 pm »

Was this planned by the same folks that planned the Fyre Festival in the Bahamas?

Doubtful, as the Commonwealth event actually happened...
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 03:07:45 pm »

FTA:

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George Sheppard told news.com.au the band was offered an “honorarium fee” — with organisers telling their agent both the “exposure” and “fun” involved would be added incentive.

Wonder how much "exposure" and "fun" they offered the sound provider?
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 05:51:50 pm »

Bummer how it went down. On a side note that I thought was neat! I did sound many years ago for The Veronica's before they were big!!!!
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Lyle Williams

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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2018, 01:34:06 am »

Venue was apparently expanded to be 35,000 seats for this event.

The budget for the opening ceremony was reportedly  $17M.



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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2018, 04:07:47 am »

Venue was apparently expanded to be 35,000 seats for this event.

The budget for the opening ceremony was reportedly  $17M.

It's the biggest gig in whole damn country and they cheap out on entertainer honorariums?  Pfffft.  "Sure, we'll play your gig for AU$6k, but our crew get full rate for each day.  They don't benefit from exposure and this is their job, not their fun."

And exposure?  Another LABster's old sig line:  "Your doing this gig for exposure."  "This is Canada, people die of exposure."

Or click Exposure
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2018, 05:29:43 am »

Or get a contract that says all you get is exposure, then strip off in the middle of the gig and walk off.

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Re: Getting rich quick. Not.
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2018, 02:25:46 pm »

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/ripped-off-the-measly-fee-commonwealth-games-organisers-offered-big-name-aussie-band/news-story/7cd25d789abef41ff9f0cc9993227bc5

Bands offered $6000 to play at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

The suits who made the offer were probably pulling that in as a daily rate.
   Much better than say, Ozzfest, where Sharon would charge the second and third stage acts as much as 10k$ for the "right of exposure" for the honor of playing on an Ozzie gig. Just another reason she is most hated as a person, not just in the business.
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