Financial Questions

Will I get my deposit back if I cancel my date?

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.

What does a "versus gross" deal mean?

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.

How much does it cost to book an artist?

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.