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)
|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|
|Secretariat production costs||150.000|
|*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)
|Ticket sell||500.000||Single ticket fee 2500 yen for 200 chairs|
|*Ticket fee depends on Concert Hall and Concert types|