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How to Organize a Gig or a Live Music Event – the Budget

By Kevin Harrington

Three times in the last month I’ve been asked the question, “What do I need to do to organize a gig?”

In reality, when this question is asked it can mean several things: How do I find a venue? How do I sort out the PA? How do I get an audience? And so on.
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But there is a stage before all of this: the budget. I would suggest that the moment you start thinking about organizing an event you should write a budget. This budget spreadsheet informs you of most things that you will need to consider and will also show you the risk, projected profit and the break even point.

If the budget numbers don’t look like they are working perhaps the event is not the right thing to be running. If you don’t like the level of risk, perhaps you aren’t cut out to be a promoter.Continue reading How to Organize a Gig or a Live Music Event – the Budget