kipper64 wrote:Amazing how football fee's are surprisingly open (yes a lot of it is speculated) yet the music industry really isn't on the whole.
I guess it's because fees for bands would be fairly fluid. I mean, Maiden might accept a lower fee for Sonisphere in 2014 than they did for DL '13 because they know that DL aren't about to rebook them so it's either grab what you can from Soni or just go without. But then when they've been off the circuit for a coupla years, they don't want to go back to Andy Copping and have him say "Well, I happen to know for a fact that you played Soni for just £700,000 [<-- MADE UP FIGURE] so that's all I'm prepared to pay".
You know, it's like any business - the objective is to fleece your customer for as much as you possibly can, and that may mean dropping your prices just so you can Hoover up what they have
got, rather than walking away with nothing. At the same time, you don't want the cash-rich to find out how low you're willing to go because for those
customers, you want to burn them for the absolute max.