how much does each member get paid in a band

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  1. chirag11kapoor

    chirag11kapoor New Member

    hi ,
    i sometimes wonder how much does each member ( drummer, bassist , vocalist) of a rock band earn of the total band earnings.does anyone know
  2. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Peanuts usually.

    Unless you are hot shot having some assignments in Bollywood or Indi-pop music.
  3. fat_kax

    fat_kax Kickin Ass Since 1989 !

    yep - alpha put it like it is - unless ur someone like eric clapton(that guys good...) i dont think u earn anymore than my school peon - ok mebbe a li'l more - but i really dont care - saala - im gonna make a band atleast in coll - release atleaast one album - all on my baaps paisa....:evil_monkey_balls:

    NOTE: apologies for being obsessed wid sweaty monkey balls....
  4. sixstringsin

    sixstringsin ||||||

    the campus rock idols had a line of sponsors but its very discouraging that the best rock band got 75k the second 50 k and the third-best got 25k. Even if u're among the best rock bands ..u're not even earning back what u invested in buying your gear. ...yeah peanuts as alpha1 says ^
    ..and <in india> mostly the gigs that these bands would do have free entry or two digits.
  5. kaiser

    kaiser Bored

    i guess he was asking what ratio the dough gets divided into.
  6. sixstringsin

    sixstringsin ||||||

    ^ if its abt the ratio ...i know of two bands (they usually play in hotel parties pubs etc) ..and the money is distrubuted evenly among band members. They also have some part to pay to the organizer who'd liason for them and find them the opportunity.
  7. vishalj

    vishalj Banned

    "Its not about the money man..." - Some rockstar who died alone and poor
  8. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    Drummer 25%
    Lead guitar 25%
    Vocalist 25%
    Rythm 25%

    Bassist- Contempt
  9. kaiser

    kaiser Bored

  10. chirag11kapoor

    chirag11kapoor New Member

    yeah i wanted to know abt the ratio it gets divided into.
  11. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Add drummer also to contempt and make the share 1/3 for remaining guys.
  12. UjSen

    UjSen *#!EVIL*!!

    singer is the highest paid
    then comes the lead guitarist
    then the drummer

    wtever is left is taken by the bassist
    and the rythm guitarist

    unless ur in a band like euphoria
    wer everyone is paid equally
  13. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    Me thinks its equal for most band members in most bands

    sometimes bands hire additional members(like greenday or bon jovi)
    they maybe paid on a contractual basis, me thinks

    Its not money that members fight over, its creative control they need to satisfy their ego(Beatles, rolling stones ring a bell)

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