Pearl Jam earnings breakdown

GarasaurasGarasauras OntarioPosts: 157
For those interested... I came across an article listing the top money makers last year. They break it down to show which revenue streams are most lucrative for the artists. Touring is definitely where it's at. Pretty interesting to see how much and how little is earned from each area.

Full article here:  http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/new-list-highest-paid-artists-shows-important-touring-today/amp/

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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 12,458
    Very cool article. Thank you. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 680
    Wow. I would have guessed a lot more came from merch sales. Well let's get a tour going and make them some $$$$!  :)
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 12,458
    not bad for working 16 days out of the year!
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 9,882
    That "sales" number has to be off.
    2016 they did 25 shows.  They sell 1000 posters at each show(I know they sold more) so 25 x 1000= 25000 posters.
    Each poster costs $35, so $35 x 25000= $875,000.00  That's just in posters.  
    The math seams way off on this.  You can do the same thing with ticket sales and it will end up way more.
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 9,636
    It has to be music sales. Like physical copies.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 9,882
    It has to be music sales. Like physical copies.
    If that's the case then their touring numbers are way off too.
  • dmbolpdmbolp ATLPosts: 522
    Yeah, $8.3MM / 351,000 tickets = $23/ticket

    Maybe these are profit, not revenue, numbers? 
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 9,897
    I dont buy those numbers for a second. Id be willing to bet they cleared at least $1m per night just from the baseball stadium shows.
    And no way does that include merch.  40,000 fans @ $100 a ticket = $4m EACH NIGHT.
    They make a LOT more than this article suggests.
  • They have to pay people though. Is this the net or the gross?
    looking to hear of the earth
  • Edved007Edved007 Columbus, OHPosts: 867
    I think these are INCOME numbers, not REVEUNE numbers.  Sales is actual music sales, and with no album release that numbers makes sense to me.  In an album release year that number would jump, but still not that much in today's climate.   I'd assume the touring numbers is all income from touring including ticket sales, merch, etc....and again this is income not revenue.  I read an article a while back of the break down on tickets, but the artists don't get nearly the cut you might think from each ticket, and thankfully PJ has kept ticket prices somewhat fair in recent years compared to some other big touring acts (U2, Metallica, etc)
    95' - 7/9
    98' - 6/26, 6/27, 6/29, 8/26, 9/22
    99' - 6/13 (EV)
    02' - 11/2 (Brad)
    03' - 4/25
    06' - 6/29, 6/30
    07' - 8/05
    08' - 8/19 (EV),
    09' - 8/23
    11' - 9/03, 9/04
    12' - 9/30, 11/14 (RNDM), 11/15 (EV), 11/16 (EV)
    13' - 7/16, 7/19, 10/21, 10/22, 11/15, 11/16, 12/06
    14' - 06/28, 06/29, 10/1, 10/03, 10/16, 10/17, 10/20, 10/22
    15' - 11/20, 11/22
    16' - 4/21, 4/26, 4/28, 4/29, 5/1, 5/2, 7/9, 8/5, 8/7, 8/20, 8/22
    17' - 4/7 (RRHOF)
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 9,897
    25 shows and merch = clearing 6m in income?
    No way, not unless they give half of their revenue to charitable foundations or everybody and their mother is on the payroll (both of which are possible I guess).

  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 12,458
    That "sales" number has to be off.
    2016 they did 25 shows.  They sell 1000 posters at each show(I know they sold more) so 25 x 1000= 25000 posters.
    Each poster costs $35, so $35 x 25000= $875,000.00  That's just in posters.  
    The math seams way off on this.  You can do the same thing with ticket sales and it will end up way more.
    maybe that's the take home?
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 13,855
    yea it's take home pay. and physical album sales
    I miss igotid88
  • GarasaurasGarasauras OntarioPosts: 157
    I think it may only be US earnings. These numbers are their take home income, after deductions for travel/expense/salary etc 
  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 12,849
    Who cares
  • PP193448PP193448 Springboro, OHPosts: 3,228
    Summary... they are rich.
    2006 Clev,Pitt; 2008 NY MSGx2; 2010 Columbus; 2012 Missoula; 2013 Phoenix,Vancouver,Seattle; 2014 Cincy; 2016 Lex, Wrigley 1&2
  • Horse2345Horse2345 Posts: 2,296
    I need to make a breakdown of my Pearl Jam spending!
    UBC 92, Vancouver 93, Vancouver 98, Seattle 02, Vancouver 03, Vancouver 05, Gorge 06, Gorge 06,Seattle 09,Seattle 09, Vancouver09, Montreal 11, Toronto 11,Toronto 11, Vancouver 11,Vancouver 13, Seattle 13
  • Horse2345Horse2345 Posts: 2,296
    If you actually read the article it states right in it, their take and they counted 16 shows.
    UBC 92, Vancouver 93, Vancouver 98, Seattle 02, Vancouver 03, Vancouver 05, Gorge 06, Gorge 06,Seattle 09,Seattle 09, Vancouver09, Montreal 11, Toronto 11,Toronto 11, Vancouver 11,Vancouver 13, Seattle 13
  • on2legson2legs The Jersey ShorePosts: 6,488
    Interesting.  Thanks for posting.  =)
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    2003: Philadelphia, Uniondale, MSG 1 & 2, Holmdel
    2005: Atlantic City 1
    2006: Camden 1, East Rutherford 1 & 2
    2008: Camden 1 & 2, MSG 1 & 2, Newark(EV)
    2009: Philadelphia 1, 2, & 4
    2010: Newark, MSG 1 & 2
    2011: Toronto 1
    2013: Wrigley Field, Brooklyn 2, Philadelphia 1 & 2, Baltimore
    2015: Central Park
    2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2, MSG 1 & 2, Fenway Park 2, MSG(TOTD)
    2017: Brooklyn(RnRHOF)
  • brianwilsonbrianwilson Posts: 359
    I'm surprised the mods/superfans do not consider this Personal info (like their home lives, etc.) and shouldn't be discussed.  Haaaaahahaaaa.  Juuuuus kidding
  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 8,235
    PP193448 said:
    Summary... they are rich.
    rich but not wealthy. when you break it down 9 million over 5 guys in the band, crew, management and money for the office personnel and to run their own shit maybe each guy cleared a million last year?  when you consider what even middle of the road NBA and MLB players make in a year it's not really a ton per guy.  also shows you they don't take in much when not touring which gives me hope they will play some shows each after after this year off.
  • InBetweenIsMneInBetweenIsMne Posts: 360
    pjhawks said:
    PP193448 said:
    Summary... they are rich.
    rich but not wealthy. when you break it down 9 million over 5 guys in the band, crew, management and money for the office personnel and to run their own shit maybe each guy cleared a million last year?  when you consider what even middle of the road NBA and MLB players make in a year it's not really a ton per guy.  also shows you they don't take in much when not touring which gives me hope they will play some shows each after after this year off.
    I guess the terms "rich" and "wealthy" could be subjective, but when I start clearing $1 mil a year...please start referencing me as both rich and wealthy. 
  • tylermooretylermoore St. Joseph, MIPosts: 287
    mcgruff10 said:
    not bad for working 16 days out of the year!

  • PP193448PP193448 Springboro, OHPosts: 3,228
    pjhawks said:
    PP193448 said:
    Summary... they are rich.
    rich but not wealthy. when you break it down 9 million over 5 guys in the band, crew, management and money for the office personnel and to run their own shit maybe each guy cleared a million last year?  when you consider what even middle of the road NBA and MLB players make in a year it's not really a ton per guy.  also shows you they don't take in much when not touring which gives me hope they will play some shows each after after this year off.
    Most big time NBA and MLB players make too much money.  They would be considered filthy rich.
    2006 Clev,Pitt; 2008 NY MSGx2; 2010 Columbus; 2012 Missoula; 2013 Phoenix,Vancouver,Seattle; 2014 Cincy; 2016 Lex, Wrigley 1&2
  • RS65573RS65573 Posts: 499
    Like Chris Rock says, Shaq is rich. The guy who signs Shaqs check, is wealthy.
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 5,943
    mcgruff10 said:
    not bad for working 16 days out of the year!


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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 2,669
    my2hands said:
    Who cares


  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 8,235
    edited July 17
    pjhawks said:
    PP193448 said:
    Summary... they are rich.
    rich but not wealthy. when you break it down 9 million over 5 guys in the band, crew, management and money for the office personnel and to run their own shit maybe each guy cleared a million last year?  when you consider what even middle of the road NBA and MLB players make in a year it's not really a ton per guy.  also shows you they don't take in much when not touring which gives me hope they will play some shows each after after this year off.
    I guess the terms "rich" and "wealthy" could be subjective, but when I start clearing $1 mil a year...please start referencing me as both rich and wealthy. 
    except they are not clearing $1 million a year. they cleared that last year. this year with no touring they will be way below that.  i mean look at the small numbers listed for sales, streaming and royalties for last year. if that is all they pull in this year...
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 2,954
    Looking at these numbers, I think it's pretty clear we will never see much more than around a 20 show tour year again. Not that it was ever about the money with these guys, which is why they are awesome, but for all the traveling, being away from family and wear and tear, it's just not worth another million dollars I would think. They'll tour and make music as much as they can balance it with everything else they're involved in. None of them live extravagant lifestyles so they aren't trying to suck the market dry to make bank. Obviously they want to support their employees and families for long beyond when the music stops.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • aurelgugusaurelgugus LuxembourgPosts: 93
    tbergs said:
    Looking at these numbers, I think it's pretty clear we will never see much more than around a 20 show tour year again. Not that it was ever about the money with these guys, which is why they are awesome, but for all the traveling, being away from family and wear and tear, it's just not worth another million dollars I would think. They'll tour and make music as much as they can balance it with everything else they're involved in. None of them live extravagant lifestyles so they aren't trying to suck the market dry to make bank. Obviously they want to support their employees and families for long beyond when the music stops.
    Fully agreed. I have seen an interview of Kirk Hammett from Metallica in which he said that they are kind of forced to tour every year in order to cope with their financial commitments/ways of living.
    I am pretty sure that it will never be the case for Pearl Jam ... If it was the case for then I would have been able to see them almost every year Europe...
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