Concerts in Japan

WHAT IT MEANS ORGANIZE A CONCERT IN JAPAN!

More and more often we receive proposals to organize concerts in Japan but we are not an artists agency and we don’t’ provide such a service. All the time we try to explain our reasons and our difficulties, people are puzzled or disappointed, having sometimes a wrong idea of this country.

Japan is a very different reality where organize a concert is a really different experience. In Japan there are no real artistic directors, no support of institutions or government and all money need for culture is usually supported thanks to private sponsors and foundations or directly by the artists. The 90% of the artistic agencies of the country work hiring the concert hall and selling tickets. Rarely the concerto hall itself decides to provide any support, which anyway cover only a small part of the many items of expenditure which are necessary for made a concert a success.

For this purpose, we prepared a table as clear as possible about the basic costs that normally a concert organization have to face in order to organize a single event and a possible artist revenue.

This table is only for general consultation, it does not represent any economic request.

CONCERT IN JAPAN AVEREGE COST (in Japanese Yen)
Standard

Project

Types General Expenses Breakdown
Transport and

Accomodation

254.000 Flight Ticket

European country⇔Japan

80.000
Japan railpass 1 week (if needed) 24.000
Accomodation and meals (1 week) 150.000
Hall 140.000 Concert hall (100-200 chairs)* 70.000
Lighting and sound technicians 40.000
Piano (if needed) 30.000
Printed materials and public relations 550.000 Flayer, Poster (Design and print) 100.000
Program translation and print 50.000
Public relations and advertising (on Journals & Radios) 400.000
Management and

production

220.000 Staff 20.000
Translator 50.000
Secretariat production costs 150.000
Others 120.000 Japanese Visa 120.000
Total 1.284.000
*Price of a Concert Hall could range between 30.000 yen to 1.200.000 yen
HOW MUCH AN ARTIST COULD EXPECT FROM A CONCERT IN JAPAN (in Japanese Yen)
Types General Income Breakdown
Artist

Revenue

Ticket sell 500.000 Single ticket fee 2500 yen for 200 chairs
Total 500.000
*Ticket fee depends on Concert Hall and Concert types

 

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