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elle 01-30-2019 07:53 AM

why FM never did Glasto? they pay 10% of what other festivals do
 
remember when they were rumored to do Glasto and they did Isle of Wight instead? and Isle of Wight organizers said that's because they paid huge money? well guess what? Glasto pays only 10% of what other festivals do.



https://www.nme.com/news/music/emily...tivals-2440552

Emily Eavis: ‘Glastonbury pay bands about 10% of what other festivals would’

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Andrew Trendell
Jan 30, 2019 12:39 pm

Glastonbury's Emily and Michael Eavis Credit: Getty
"We've got integrity in that we kind of do it our own way"

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has spoken of how the festival focusses more on investing in the site and charitable causes, rather than turning a profit.

Eavis was talking on the George Ezra & Friends podcast, when she spoke of how Glastonbury prides itself on its ‘”integrity and doing it their own way” – often at the expense of the huge fees that other events pay to big acts. As a result, Glastonbury 2017 raised over £3million for good causes.

“There are elements like all the charity stuff that we try to do,” Eavis told Ezra. “The fact that we’re trying to give money away to charity and not make big profits, that’s unusual for a business of this size.”

“Obviously people would try and save money on the areas, but we put all the money into the areas so you do get these incredible areas that are just like another world. But then we also don’t pay the bands big fees, and so we’re competing with really big commercial festivals who pay bands… like we’re 10% of what they’d get from any other…”


When Ezra put it to her that Glastonbury is more about the honour and prestige than the money to the artists who play, Eavis replied: “That’s really sweet of you to say about the fee, because I think that you understand it and you’ve been and you’ve got it.

“But I think it is harder for artists who haven’t been especially when they’re coming from the States and you’re going ‘this is really significant’ and the agent looks (at the fee) and is like ‘is that a joke?'”

Eavis continued: “But the thing that happens every time is because of the TV and because of the exposure that they get, they do go on to do really well afterwards, so they’ll sell records afterwards, so we’re saying ‘look, come and do this but even though there’s a small fee, we can almost guarantee afterwards you’ll make up for it’.”

So far, Stormzy has been announced as the first Pyramid Stage headliner, while Janelle Monae has been confirmed to top the bill on the West Holts Stage and Kylie Minogue will take the Sunday afternoon ‘Legends Slot’.

The Killers recently became bookies favourites to take another main stage headline slot after a flurry of bets, while Interpol are also tipped to perform due to coinciding UK tour dates. The same goes for The Stereophonics.


Other rumoured acts for Glastonbury 2019 include The Cure, Lana Del Rey and Arctic Monkeys. Many fans have been speculating that Lauren Hill may appear, while Mel B has stated that Spice Girls are also “in talks” with the festival.


Read more at https://www.nme.com/news/music/emily...bKUI5mauYsG.99

BombaySapphire3 01-30-2019 09:24 AM

That says it all..Fleetwood Mac have become all about the money. Whatever happened to that band that released a sprawling artistic and brilliant double album in the wake of having the biggest selling studio album by a rock band ever:shrug:

sue 01-30-2019 10:46 AM

It’s the Kudos of playing Glastonbury not the fee.

It’s the biggest festival in the world.
The world audience for the 3 day event is enormous..
Talk about taking the short sighted plan...instead of the long term.

Playing Glastonbury would have re-ignited the band.
And made a fitting swan song....

elle 01-30-2019 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by sue (Post 1248007)
It’s the Kudos of playing Glastonbury not the fee.

It’s the biggest festival in the world.
The world audience for the 3 day event is enormous..
Talk about taking the short sighted plan...instead of the long term.

Playing Glastonbury would have re-ignited the band.
And made a fitting swan song
....

yup. 2015 was the right year for it, too, with Christine back and the Classic 5 finally reunited.

BigAl84 01-30-2019 12:36 PM

I love ya'll but are you really shocked? If everything wasn't driven by money they would be playing smaller venues and actually doing interesting things musically, as a band.

They could be doing a residency at the Beacon but that will never happen.

SteveMacD 01-30-2019 06:09 PM

There are so many hands in the jar that they probably have to make a certain amount of money just to break even.

Angel75 01-30-2019 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by elle (Post 1248002)
Eavis continued: “But the thing that happens every time is because of the TV and because of the exposure that they get, they do go on to do really well afterwards, so they’ll sell records afterwards, so we’re saying ‘look, come and do this but even though there’s a small fee, we can almost guarantee afterwards you’ll make up for it’.”

Reason enough for LB to consider this solo = enormous positive exposure for him as a solo artist and showing his integrity for not chasing the money

elle 01-30-2019 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Angel75 (Post 1248032)
Reason enough for LB to consider this solo = enormous positive exposure for him as a solo artist and showing his integrity for not chasing the money

glasto or some other summer festivals around Europe - you know i've been floating that idea for a while for LB. :nod:

last summer people like David Byrne or St. Vincent did bunch of these touring their new albums, in between their US dates. interestingly, both their albums received multiple grammy nods this year. and neither one of them was a headliner at any of the festivals they played.

secondhandchain 01-30-2019 10:28 PM

$tevie and M$ck ain't gonna like that. Those money freaks don't do ANYTHING that doesn't pay a TON of money.

Angel75 01-30-2019 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by elle (Post 1248036)
glasto or some other summer festivals around Europe - you know i've been floating that idea for a while for LB. :nod:

last summer people like David Byrne or St. Vincent did bunch of these touring their new albums, in between their US dates. interestingly, both their albums received multiple grammy nods this year. and neither one of them was a headliner at any of the festivals they played.

Im always with you on that one too :nod:

secret love 01-31-2019 01:17 AM

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Originally Posted by secondhandchain (Post 1248040)
$tevie and M$ck ain't gonna like that. Those money freaks don't do ANYTHING that doesn't pay a TON of money.

Not true. Maybe true for Mick but not true for Stevie. She made her latest two solo albums knowing that she wasn't going to make any money from them and she did so for the love of new music.

HomerMcvie 01-31-2019 02:49 AM

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Originally Posted by secret love (Post 1248048)
Not true. Maybe true for Mick but not true for Stevie. She made her latest two solo albums knowing that she wasn't going to make any money from them and she did so for the love of new music.

Hahahahaha, yet $he refused to be a part of Mirage II, aka BuckVie. $he's a @#$%^&*@ genius.

SteveMacD 01-31-2019 04:12 AM

Stevie was under contract to do those albums. The label put a lot into promoting IYD, so she’ll be lucky to see a dime from those, because I think it will be a while, if ever, before the label recoups their money.

sue 01-31-2019 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by elle (Post 1248036)
glasto or some other summer festivals around Europe - you know i've been floating that idea for a while for LB. :nod:

last summer people like David Byrne or St. Vincent did bunch of these touring their new albums, in between their US dates. interestingly, both their albums received multiple grammy nods this year. and neither one of them was a headliner at any of the festivals they played.



I could see Lindsey on the Other Stage at Glastonbury......doing a load of acoustic...

BigAl84 01-31-2019 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by secret love (Post 1248048)
Not true. Maybe true for Mick but not true for Stevie. She made her latest two solo albums knowing that she wasn't going to make any money from them and she did so for the love of new music.

Bull.

In both instances she made comments to the press well after it's release about how disappointed she was that her album ran out of steam and didn't sell the way she thought it was going to.

As usual, BEFORE the release of the album it was all roses and bullsh*t about how she just wanted to make an album for herself and then changed her tune when the awards didn't fall into her lap.

Heck - Dave Grohl had to convince her to quite complaining and actually get off her keister to edit and finish the In Your Dreams movie.

She also threw Fleetwood Mac under the bus and moaned to anyone who could listen how she had to do that album in two weeks, but also loved to gloat how she did the album in two weeks.

Then, she soured further on the experience and decided not to participate during Buckingham McVie and said in plain english it wouldn't make enough money and it would require too much time.

Love of new music? Right.

She essentially broke up the band because of new music. How much more can anyone possibly break this situation down.

It's painfully obvious that the LAST person within this group of individuals with ANY new interest in new music is Stevie Nicks. With or without Lindsey Buckingham.


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