December 2011 Booking Report - "Finishing Strong"

Posted by Drew Stoga on December 7, 2011

End of year

The new motto around GigMasters HQ is "Finish Strong." With only a couple weeks left in 2011, there has been a flurry of activity around our already busy office. That's because when the ball drops this December 31st, we want to know for certain that we did everything in our power to help our members book as many gigs as possible.

A big part of that is making sure that you, our members, are aware of all of the tools at your disposal. With that in mind, we have prepared a December Booking report, just like we did just before the start of the 4th Quarter.

It's also why we have introduced our new Performer Initiated Bookings program and our Proactive Client Outreach initiative...but you already know about those.

Anyway, back to the bookings. We ran some numbers and dug through the stats to come up with the average booking amounts for a few of our performer categories (if you don't see your category below, let us know in the comment section and we'll respond with your customized info).

We know that performer pricing is a hot topic, we are always being asked "How much should I charge for my service?" Hopefully these stats can help.

The average booking amount for GigMasters events that are taking place (or took place) in December 2011 is $546. That includes all types of events and all types of performers. We know that comparing a big band to a juggler is like comparing apples and oranges, so here is some more helpful info - the average December 2011 booking amounts for a few specific GigMasters categories:

Live Band - $1,258

Big Band - $1,650

Dance Band - $2,005

Jazz Band - $830

Top 40 Band - $2,425

Comedian (Solo) - $686

Comedy Group - $1,200

DJ - $458

Party Vendor - $563

Event Photographer - $437

Photo Booth Rental - $825

Ensemble - $681

A Cappella Group - $410

Dueling Pianos - $2,575

String Quartet - $879

Variety Performer - $328

Balloon Twister - $178

Caricaturist - $322

Hypnotist - $796

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Don't see your category listed above? Leave us a comment letting us know your category and we will get back to you with the average booking amount you and your colleagues have been bringing in for December.

Happy booking!

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