Concerts in Japan

WHAT IT MEANS ORGANIZE A CONCERT IN JAPAN!

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 state and all culture is usually supported thanks to private. The 90% of the artistic agencies of the country work hiring the concert hall and selling tickets.

Money for the organization come usually from private sponsors and artists themselves and only rarely from the hall itself, which anyway cover only a small part of the many items of expenditure which are necessary for made a concert a success.

More and more often we receive proposal to organize concerts in Japan but all the time we try to explain our difficulties, people is puzzled or disappointed, having sometimes a wrong idea of this country.

At this purpose, we prepared a table as clear as possible about the basic costs that normally an organization like ours have to support in order to organize an event and those that are possible artist revenue.

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

Each project we will receive, will be evaluated considering also this datas.

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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