How much do artists get paid for playing a gig? Everything is negotiable, but of course there are performers who can command more than others. This is a pretty shadowy topic, but here are some estimates from people on the inside.
If you’re Arcade Fire, you’re worth at least $150,000 US for a single show. Pearl Jam apparently starts at $300,000, but will probably cost more. Count on about $400,000 for the Smashing Pumpkins. Foo Fighters and Green Day? At least half a million. Same with The Killers. And if you want Coldplay or Mumford & Sons to play your wedding, you’ll have to dangle at least $750K. To start.