Anatomy of a Concert Ticket: $56 Price, $3 Promoter Profit

Ticket prices seem so high, yet talent fees are often astronomical.

Here’s one slide (from a healthy Live Nation presentation stack of 148) that illustrates the math.

Avg. Face Value: $55.65
Tax (approx. 5%): $2.65
Net Gross: $53
Service Fees: $14
Show Costs (Avg. 30%): $16
Talent Fees (Avg. 65-90%): $34 to $47
Promoter Profit: $3 to $(10) (loss)