High profile sideman salary is...

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  1. tubetwang

    tubetwang Member

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    Any of you's dudes and dudettes know what a high profile sideman like RUSTY ANDERSON gets in salary for playing guitar for Paul McCartney...

    Just curious...and :knitting:knittingno...i do not want the job...
     
  2. jb70

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    i remember hearing that paul pesco made $300,000 on a madonna tour back in the 80's. i'm not sure how true this was but it sounds reasonable. i also heard that the guys in saturday night live band make about $150,000 per season. not a bad gig if you ask me!
     
  3. OldSchool

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    No......but $150,000 does NOT go very far in NYC trust me. Those guys had better be gigging their butts off as well. But yeah......it beats most 9-5 jobs for sure. (Do they have a retirement 401k?)
     
  4. tubetwang

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    conforting...:munch

    Thanks Jack!
     
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    Granted NYC is expensive...and you are in an extremely competitive market,

    but 150k per season = is 600k

    That is ok salary, i guess...:knitting
     
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    Papajuice Silver Supporting Member

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    I know the last Bruce tour the E Street band got to split 50% of he profits between them, the Boss received the other 50%
     
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  7. tubetwang

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    that's cool!:love:
     
  8. jb70

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    i meant they make $150,000 each season of the show. so they make $150,000 over 7 or 8 months (i'm not sure how long a season of snl is)
     
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    yes so both the boss and the band know what the future holds. All they have to do is ask their prophets.


    I am still wondering how the split up the money :roll
     
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    A typical season in Television terms is like 13 episodes isn't it? of course something like David Letterman is a complete different story.

    So you work 13 weeks out of 52 which leaves you 39 weeks to seek compensation from other ventures, and you have that you play on SNL or whatever on your resume`...

    Not a bad gig at all.
     
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    I can't answer the question about sideman gigs, but apparently Dave Matthews splits everything evenly with his bandmates....EVERYTHING including publishing. That is pretty damn cool....
     
  12. OldSchool

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    I know that Bon Jovi is a paid gig too for Ritchie and the guys. Jon Runs the show and owns the name. He gets $100% and pays them accordingly. Must be generous though because they don't seem to be complaining. :aok
     
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    Paul, like Jagger and Page is notoriously cheep. My guess is he pays his sidemen less than what other high profile artists would - simply because he can. There's a long list of sidemen who feel a bad after-taste as it relates to pay from Sir Paul -- I even recall a lawsuit once or twice.
     
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    Sure Pays his Ex wives well though doesn't he? [​IMG]
     
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    How much is half a Moses?
     
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    It's gotta suck being in a long term band situation where the rest of the members are rich and you contantly try to keep up/fit in on a regular person salary
     
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    Most people work for someone who is fairly rich while their employees struggle to keep up...
     
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    truer words were never spoken...............
     
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