Artist compensation varies by region and type of event. At shows where tickets are sold in advance, all performers are guaranteed a flat rate:
- $100 in the US
- £75 in the UK
- $100 CAD in Canada
- $150 AUD in Australia
- $120 NZD in New Zealand
- 90€ in Spain
Most ticketed cities have three compensation levels, where the total payment for each artist is based on the number of tickets sold for the show:
The total payment amount will be confirmed by email after the show. Since it’s based on total ticket sales, we’re unable to confirm the amount in advance.
At free, independently organized Sofar community shows, organizers ‘pass the hat’ to collect money for artists and to help cover event expenses, and Sofar doesn’t take a cut. In some cases, organizers may coordinate for an artist to receive a high-quality video instead.
For more information on how money works at a Sofar show, check out this blog post.