Unfortunately not. An artist’s commitment is the same whether they perform 15 minutes or 90 minutes due to the amount of time it takes to travel to your event, load in, soundcheck, load out and travel to the next scheduled event.
Unfortunately if you cancel the date, the deposit is non-refundable. This is due to the challenge to replace a date once other events are routed around it (a weekend’s worth of concerts are all connected financially for the artist) plus the financial commitment the artist makes in preparing travel arrangements (bus fees & airfares if applicable). You can always ask a JRA representative for more detail about this once you begin the process of scheduling a date.
JRA accepts deposits via check, bank wire or credit card (a 3.5% fee will be added for credit card payments).
A typical deposit is 50% of the contracted guarantee and is due within 2 weeks of receiving the contract or a date range defined between you and your JRA agent.
A “versus gross” deal occurs when the buyer agrees to pay the artist a minimum guarantee and potentially a portion of the gross ticket sales, but only if the gross ticket sales exceed the minimum guarantee amount. One example of this would be: a guarantee of $5,000 vs 60% of the gross. In the event the ticket sale gross is $10,000, you would simply calculate 60% of that, which is $6,000.
A net deal occurs when the artist and buyer agree to split all net proceeds with an artist, usually in addition to the guarantee. The net proceeds are defined as money that is leftover from ticket sales after all agreed upon expenses have been paid.
There is no menu-style pricing for booking an artist – pricing depends on several factors that are different for each artist and date, including availability and travel considerations. Beyond the artist’s fee, there are also other costs that may come along with booking an artist – typically the promoter is responsible for providing meals, hotels and production (sound and lights) for their show.