Case Study: Contemporary Chamber Ensemble


Posted on March 15th, 2012 by Jean Cook in Financial Case Studies, Participant Data. 2 Comments

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This page provides a detailed look at the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble’s gross income for each year from 2002-2010.

Gross Revenue: 2002, 2003, 2004

In this period, 100% of the ensemble’s income came from live performance fees. The ensemble began working with a booking agent in 2003, and found professional management in 2004, which took over the booking agent and management role.

Gross Revenue, 2005

In 2005, the Ensemble toured the US. Their first release with the large independent label did very well, garnering a nomination for a prestigious industry award.

Revenue Category

2005

Details

Live Performance 96.8% Fees for live performance
CD Sales on the Road 3.2% Income earned from selling CDs at shows
Gross Revenue, 2006

In 2006, the Ensemble toured throughout the US and released their second album on the large independent label.

Revenue Category

2006

Details

Live Performance 96.7% Fees for live performance
CD Sales on the Road 3.3% Income earned from selling CDs at shows
Gross Revenue, 2007

In 2007, the Ensemble toured primarily in the United States, with a tour in Europe, and dates in Canada and Mexico. They released their third record on the large independent label, and also appeared as a guest artist on another artist’s record. They received their first royalty statements from their primary record label, which paid out royalties for their first two records.

Revenue Category 2007 Details
Live Performance 95.9% Fees for live performance
CD Sales on the Road 2.2% Income earned from selling CDs at shows
Session Work 1.3% Income earned from studio session work
Record Royalty 0.6% Sales royalties
Gross Revenue, 2008

In 2008, the Ensemble toured throughout the US and Europe. They released their fourth record on the large independent label, and also appeared as a guest on another artist’s record that was released in 2008.

Revenue Category 2008 Details
Live Performance 95.8% Fees for live performance
CD Sales on the Road 2.4% Income earned from selling CDs at shows
Session Work 1.8% Income earned from studio session work
Gross Revenue, 2009

In 2009, the Ensemble toured the US, and had dates in Europe and Mexico. They received record royalties for their first four records.

Revenue Category 2009 Details
Live Performance 96.6% Fees for live performance
CD Sales on the Road 3.0% Income earned from selling CDs at shows
Record Royalty 0.4% Sales royalties
Gross Revenue, 2010

In 2010, Ensemble D toured the US, and had dates in Canada. They expanded the educational work they do with student chamber ensembles, and formed a partnership with a conservatory to coach young musicians.

Revenue Category 2010 Details
Live Performance 84.9% Fees for live performance
Teaching 12.5%
CD Sales on the Road 2.6% Income earned from selling CDs at shows
Record Royalty 0.02% Sales royalties

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