Carrie Underwood was one of the featured artists at the CMA Country Christmas concert that sold out. Lucy Hale from American Juniors was also one of the acts. Lots of people in Nashville this report. So You Think You Can Dance performed at the Ryman on November 17th and Phillip Phillips was there on the 19th. SYTCD went on to Florida while P^2’s next concert was in Kentucky. X-Factor was representing at the Paramount in Huntington. Fifth Harmony was the main act in while Alex and Sierra opened for Colbie Caillat (who did audition for American Idol).
CMA Country Christmas: Jennifer Nettles, Carrie Underwood, Michael W. Smith, LeAnn Rimes, Idina Menzel, Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes, Sara Evans, Brett Eldredge, Dan + Shay, Lucy Hale
Nov. 7, 2014: Nashville, Tenn.: Bridgestone Arena: 5,759 of 5,759 (SOLD-OUT): $203,650
So You Think You Can Dance Tour
Nov. 17, 2014: Nashville, Tenn.: Ryman Auditorium: 1,900 of 2,230 (85%): $111,050
Nov. 20, 2014: Jacksonville, Fla.: Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, Moran Theatre: 1,661 of 2,837 (59%): $92,509
Phillip Phillips, Saints of Valory
Nov. 19, 2014: Nashville, Tenn.: Ryman Auditorium: 1,766 of 2,192 (81%): $97,187
Nov. 18, 2014: Louisville, Ky.: Louisville Palace: 769 of 2,573 (30%): $45,355
Fifth Harmony, Nick Tangorra, This Is All Now, Jeff LeBlanc
Sept. 23, 2014: Huntington, N.Y.: The Paramount: 1,425 of 1,573 (91%): $49,223
Colbie Caillat, Alex & Sierra
Sept. 3, 2014: Huntington, N.Y.: The Paramount: 1,112 of 1,573 (71%): $43,495
BB has an interesting article about A&R Costs. Here are some stats on breaking a new artist:
For example, the costs of breaking an act in a major market is between $500,000 and $2 million, IFPI states. A typical breakdown of costs is an advance of between $50,000 and $350,000. Recording spending averages between $150,000 and $500,000, with video production costing anything from $50,000 to $300,000. Tour support can drain the budget of an additional $50,000 to $150,000, while marketing and promotional costs are between $200,000 and $700,000.