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How To Get Talent For Your Budget
Are you seeking musical talent, but do not know who you might
afford for your budget?
De La Font Agency will be glad to
Let’s start with a basic understanding of price quoting.
Prices are typically discussed as “artist’s fee” plus “all
costs”. For example, “$50,000 plus all costs, such as travel, lodging, local
production, etc.” There are exceptions. However, this method of quoting an
artist’s fee is very common.
You will be asked to discuss artists in terms of the artist’s fee
– NOT in terms of your TOTAL budget.
For proper planning, if your “total” budget for the show is $75k,
you will need to be looking for an act in the $40k-$50k range.
For a quick estimate of the extra costs associated with an
artist, you might consider using the “50% rule”.
This means, add an extra 50% to the artist’s fee to arrive at an estimate for
the total costs, i.e. “talent fee” plus “costs/expenses”.
For a $50k act, add an extra $25k to your talent-fee budget, to
arrive at an estimate of $75k for the total cost of the show. This is strictly a
rough estimate for determining a budget quickly. The actual total costs could
very well be more, or less.
Now, you will want to learn who you might be able to get for your
budget. So, the next step is to simply send us your request. Complete and submit
the information request form.
On the form, you will need to indicate your preferred music style
or genre, such as “country”
Feel free to list more than one preference, such as “country,
pop/rock, or alternative rock“.
Indicate your preferred price range for “talent fee”. A typical
range might be indicated as one of the following: “$35k-$50k, $50-$75k,
$75k-$100k, $100k-$150k, $150k-$300k, $300k-$500k, etc.” We refer to this as
your “comfortable budget” range. It is not necessarily what you can afford, but
what you are prepared to spend for this particular event. Remember to have an
extra/separate budget of 50% to cover the anticipated extra costs. Of course,
your indicated budget range needs to be a numerical figure, so we can attempt to
stay within your budget.
Once we receive your submitted information, we can provide a list
of suggestions within this price range. Please be aware that we do ask that you
provide the most accurate “budget” range when you submit your information. It
makes sense to only discuss names that are affordable for your indicated
The form you will be using will have minimum budget requirements
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