Case Study: Indie Rock Composer-Performer
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Income v Expenses
The pie charts below show aggregate gross income, and the related expenses, for 2008-2011.
The pie chart for expenses has been scaled visually to represent that expenses consume about 53% of gross income. The table below provides details about expenses from 2008-2011.
|Travel||35.8%||Flights, hotels, per diem, local transportation on tour|
|Overhead||12.7%||Communications expenses, mailing expenses, legal, bank charges, insurance, research, office expenses|
|Artist Fees Paid||11.1%||Sidemen in live performances and recordings|
|Equipment Purchase and Repair||10.5%|
|Publicity, Marketing and Design||9.3%||Publicity, web hosting, fan management platform, album and merch designs, photography|
|Recording Expenses||7.9%||Engineers, studio rental, mixing, mastering|
|Merch Expense||7.2%||Buying CDs at cost, printing cost of merch items, customs, duties|
|Booking Commissions Paid||4.2%||For his solo tours|
|Production||0.9%||Rehearsal space, live production crew|
|Membership Dues||0.5%||Paid to AFTRA, AAA, AFM|
The artist’s overall net income in 2011 is 66% greater than his net from 2008. His solo tours became profitable in 2011, after three years of his solo tour activity being subsidized by his other music activities.
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