Case Study: Jazz Sideman-Bandleader


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 Jazz Sideman-Bandleader’s gross income for each year from 2004-2010.

Gross Revenue, 2004


In 2004, Jazz Sideman-Bandleader performed as a sideman with 16 groups, playing 49 engagements, including three shows in Europe. He had two teaching engagements at universities, and one at an after school program. As a leader or co-leader he played five local shows. He appeared as a sideman on four recordings that were released in 2004.

Revenue Category 2004 Details
Sideman: Performance 62.0% 49 engagements with 16 groups, including 3 in Europe
Teaching 35.8% Two teaching engagements at universities, one after school program
PRO Royalties 2.0% Music written for a film in 2001, which was then broadcast on television
Live Performance 0.3% 5 local engagements as a bandleader performing his own music
Gross Revenue, 2005


In 2005, he performed a total of 67 shows as a sideman with 18 groups, including ten in Europe and one in Canada. He had two teaching engagements at universities, one in a K-8 school, and one ad hoc opportunity. As a leader or co-leader, he played 22 shows including three in Europe. He received income for three recording sessions – two of them were advances from a record label or foundation for his own projects as a leader or co-leader and one was as a sideman. He worked as an administrator/organizer for another musician on tour, during which he was also a sideman. He appeared on one recording as a leader, and on three recordings as a sideman that were released on independent labels in 2005.

Revenue Category

2005

Details

Sideman: Performance 49.3% 67 engagements with 18 groups including 10 European and 1 Canadian
Teaching 33.7% 2 teaching engagements at universities, 1 after school program, 2 ad hoc teaching opportunities
Sideman: Performance + Organizer 8.0% 1 engagement with 1 artist
Live Performance 5.2% 22 engagements, including 3 in Europe
Recording 2.8% Advance for two recording projects
Sideman: Recording 0.9% 1 recording session
PRO Royalties 0.2% Music written for film in 2001, broadcast on television
Gross Revenue, 2006


In 2006, Jazz Sideman-Bandleader performed as a sideman with 16 groups, playing 32 engagements including four in Europe, plus a radio performance. He had four ad hoc teaching engagements. As a leader or co-leader, he played 14 domestic engagements. He received income for five recording sessions with three different groups as a sideman (at a similar rate to his sideman performance engagements – none of which are at union scale). He appeared as a sideman on five recordings that were released on independent labels in 2006.

Revenue Category

2006

Details

Sideman: Performance 43.1% 32 engagements with 16 groups, including 4 in Europe, plus one radio performance.
Sideman: Recording 25.7% 5 sessions with 3 groups
Live Performance 19.6% 14 domestic engagements
Teaching 11.5% 1 after school program, 3 ad hoc engagements
PRO Royalties 0.2% Music written for film in 2001. Plus European radio airplay
Gross Revenue, 2007


In 2007, Jazz Sideman-Bandleader performed as a sideman with 16 groups, playing 40 shows including five in Europe and one in South America. As a leader or co-leader he played 20 domestic engagements. He received income for three recording sessions as a sideman. He took five engagements for two different musicians, working as an administrator-organizer in addition to being a sideman. He also took a temporary part-time engagement with an arts organization working on music projects. He appeared on three recordings as a leader, on six recordings as a sideman, and served as producer on three recordings that were released on independent labels in 2007.

Revenue Category

2007

Details

Sideman: Performance 42.1% 40 engagements with 16 groups, including 5 in Europe and 1 in South America
Administrator 31.6% 1 engagement with arts organization working on music projects
Live Performance 16.3% 20 domestic engagements
Sideman: Performance + Organizer 4.9% 5 engagements for 2 different groups
Sideman: Recording 2.6% 3 recording sessions
CD Sales on the Road 1.8% As a leader
PRO Royalties 0.7% Music written for a film in 2001, which was then broadcast on television
Gross Revenue, 2008


In 2008, Jazz Sideman-Bandleader performed as a sideman with 11 groups, playing 27 shows including eight in Europe and one in Mexico. As a leader or co-leader he played 22 engagements including four in Europe, and received a grant to support an ensemble he co-led. He earned money as a sideman for six recording sessions with six different ensembles. He took two engagements for two different musicians, working as an administrator-organizer in addition to being a sideman on tour. He had one teaching engagement at university. He also took a temporary part-time engagement with an arts organization working on music projects. He appeared on two recordings as a leader or co-leader, on five recordings as a sideman, and served as producer on two recordings that were released on independent labels in 2008.

Revenue Category

2008

Details

Administrator 37.5% Arts organization working on music projects
Sideman: Performance 30.0% 27 engagements with 11 ensembles including 8 in Europe and 1 in Mexico
Live Performance 11.4% 22 engagements, including 4 in Europe
Sideman: Performance + Organizer 6.4% 2 projects
Grant 5.5% For collaborative project (co-leader)
Sideman: Recording 4.6% 6 recording sessions with 6 ensembles
Teaching 3.6% University class
CD Sales on the Road 0.8% In Europe
PRO Royalties 0.3% Music written for a film in 2001, which was then broadcast on television; European radio
Gross Revenue, 2009


In 2009, Jazz Sideman-Bandleader performed as a sideman with 16 groups in 24 engagements including three in Europe. As a leader or co-leader he played 27 engagements including a European tour, and received the first part of a grant to support a tour and recording of one of the ensembles he leads. He received income for two recording sessions as a sideman and two as a leader. He had one teaching engagement at a university, and one at a festival in Canada. He also took two temporary part-time engagements with arts organizations working on music projects. He appeared on four recordings as a leader or co-leader, on three recordings as a sideman, and as producer on three recordings that were released on independent labels in 2009.

Revenue Category

2009

Details

Sideman: Performance 31.7% 24 engagements with 16 ensembles including 3 European dates
Live Performance 17.1% 27 engagements including a European tour
Administrator 14.0% 2 engagements with arts organizations working on music projects
Grant 13.3% For recording project as a leader
Teaching 12.4% 1 university engagement, 1 festival-related engagement in Canada
Sound Recording 4.1% 2 projects
PRO Royalties 4.0% UK radio, television special
Sideman: Recording 3.3% 2 recording sessions
Gross Revenue, 2010


In 2010, Jazz Sideman-Bandleader performed as a sideman with 12 groups, playing 20 engagements including two in Europe and two in Canada. As a leader or co-leader he played 18 engagements including two in Europe and one in Canada, and received two new grants for projects he led. He received income for six recording sessions as a sideman. He had one teaching engagement at a university. He also took one temporary part-time engagement with an arts organizations working on music projects. He appeared on three recordings as a leader or co-leader, on two recordings as a sideman, and as producer on two recordings that were released on independent labels in 2010.

Revenue Category

2010

Details

Grant 34.1% 3 grants for 3 different projects as a leader
Live Performance 22.8% 18 engagements including 2 in Europe and 2 in Canada
Sideman: Performance + Organizer 20.3% 3 Engagements with the same artist
Sideman: Performance 10.5% 20 engagements with 12 ensembles including 6 in Europe
PRO Royalties 4.6% European radio, European live Performances
Teaching 4.5% 1 engagement with university
Sideman: recording 1.9% 6 recording sessions
Administrator 1.3% 1 engagement with arts organization for music project

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