Event Education: Budgeting for a Celebrity

big pile of dollars Most people on this earth do not know how to book a celebrity performer, and what to expect when they do. We want our clients to be fully educated, so thought I’d write a short note on expenses and payments.

Not only will you be expected to pay the performer’s asking fee, but you will also be signing on the dotted line to fly them in (and by THEM, band, entourage, whoever that performer needs at the gig with them), put them up in hotel rooms and feed them. Limousine, cargo vans, around the clock access to same, often times.

More than you thought? Well, think some more.

Concerts mean staging (venue rental), lighting and sound, technicians to run all that. Instrument rental and tuning. Sometimes special flooring. Security. And don’t forget, you’ll be feeding the crew too.

Now all this can be gotten with underwriting, but that needs to be started 1 yr in advance.

You can really see how proper budgeting will make or break your event. We’re glad at Tartan Talent to go over these things with you.