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Cost to Hire Celebrities for Private Events

Genres

Instruments

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne

$140,000$203,000
Awolnation

Awolnation

$40,000$58,000
Axwell

Axwell

$100,000$145,000
B.O.B.

B.O.B.

$10,000$14,500
Babyface

Babyface

$52,500$76,125
Babymetal

Babymetal

$105,000$152,250
Bachman & Turner

Bachman & Turner

$60,000$87,000
Backstreet Boys

Backstreet Boys

$800,000$1,160,000
Bad Company

Bad Company

$390,000$565,500
Bad Religion

Bad Religion

$40,000$58,000
Badfish – A Trubute To Sublime

Badfish – A Trubute To Sublime

$10,000$14,500
Bag Raiders

Bag Raiders

$10,000$14,500
Band of Horses

Band of Horses

$35,000$50,750
Barenaked Ladies

Barenaked Ladies

$70,000$101,500
Bassnectar

Bassnectar

$750,000$1,087,500
Bastille

Bastille

$40,000$58,000
Bayside

Bayside

$10,000$14,500
BB King (RIP)

BB King (RIP)

$115,000$166,750
Beartooth

Beartooth

$25,000$36,250
Bedouin Soundclash

Bedouin Soundclash

$10,000$14,500
Beebs & Moneymaker

Beebs & Moneymaker

$10,000$14,500
Beenie Man

Beenie Man

$15,000$21,750
Behemoth

Behemoth

$25,000$36,250
Beirut

Beirut

$35,000$50,750
Ben Folds

Ben Folds

$40,000$58,000
Ben Harper

Ben Harper

$100,000$145,000
Ben Kweller

Ben Kweller

$10,000$14,500
Ben Lee

Ben Lee

$10,000$14,500
Benise

Benise

$35,000$50,750
Berlin featuring Terri Nunn

Berlin featuring Terri Nunn

$25,000$36,250
Best Coast

Best Coast

$10,000$14,500
Beth Hart

Beth Hart

$10,000$14,500
Better than Ezra

Better than Ezra

$25,000$36,250
Between the Buried and Me

Between the Buried and Me

$15,000$21,750
Between the Trees

Between the Trees

$10,000$14,500
Big & Rich

Big & Rich

$90,000$130,500
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

$35,000$50,750
Big Boi

Big Boi

$40,000$58,000
Big Country

Big Country

$25,000$36,250
Big D & the Kids Table

Big D & the Kids Table

$10,000$14,500
Big Freedia

Big Freedia

$15,000$21,750
Big Gigantic

Big Gigantic

$35,000$50,750
Big Head Todd And The Monsters

Big Head Todd And The Monsters

$37,750$54,738
Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

$10,000$14,500
Big Sean

Big Sean

$50,000$72,500
Bill Engvall

Bill Engvall

$80,000$116,000
Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish

$1,500,000$2,175,000
Billy Currington

Billy Currington

$75,000$108,750
Billy Idol

Billy Idol

$125,000$181,250
Billy Joe Royal

Billy Joe Royal

$10,000$14,500
Billy Joel

Billy Joel

$1,500,000$2,175,000
Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus

$40,000$58,000
Biz Markie

Biz Markie

$10,000$14,500
Black Crows

Black Crows

$40,000$58,000
Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas

$400,000$580,000
Black Flag

Black Flag

$10,000$14,500
Black Label Society

Black Label Society

$35,000$50,750
Black Stone Cherries

Black Stone Cherries

$35,000$50,750
Black Veil Brides

Black Veil Brides

$35,000$50,750
Black Violin

Black Violin

$10,000$14,500
Blackbear

Blackbear

$40,000$58,000
Blackberry Smoke

Blackberry Smoke

$35,000$50,750
Blackhawk

Blackhawk

$35,000$50,750
Blake Lewis

Blake Lewis

$25,000$36,250
Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton

$500,000$725,000
Blaq Audio

Blaq Audio

$10,000$14,500
Bleachers

Bleachers

$35,000$50,750
Blessid Union of Soul

Blessid Union of Soul

$10,000$14,500
Blonde Readhead

Blonde Readhead

$25,000$36,250
Blondie

Blondie

$105,000$152,250
Blue October

Blue October

$35,000$50,750
Blues Traveler

Blues Traveler

$35,000$50,750
Bo Bice (Band)

Bo Bice (Band)

$10,000$14,500

Bob Cousy

$100,000$150,000
Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

$150,000$217,500
Bob James

Bob James

$25,000$36,250
Bob Mould

Bob Mould

$15,000$21,750
Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart

$70,000$101,500
Bob Pettit

Bob Pettit

$100,000$150,000
Bob Schneider

Bob Schneider

$25,000$36,250
Bob Zany

Bob Zany

$10,000$14,500
Bobby Long

Bobby Long

$10,000$14,500
Bobby McFerrin

Bobby McFerrin

$25,000$36,250
Bobby Valentino

Bobby Valentino

$50,000$72,500
Bobby Wagner

Bobby Wagner

$15,000$22,500
BoDeans

BoDeans

$25,000$36,250
Bomshel

Bomshel

$10,000$17,500
Bon Iver

Bon Iver

$250,000$362,500
Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi

$2,000,000$2,900,000
Bone Thugs N Harmony

Bone Thugs N Harmony

$35,000$50,750
Boney James

Boney James

$55,000$79,750
Bonfire (AC/DC Tribute Band)

Bonfire (AC/DC Tribute Band)

$10,000$14,500

Bonnie Raitt

$100,000$145,000
Booker T. Jones

Booker T. Jones

$25,000$36,250
Boonie Raitt

Boonie Raitt

$125,000$181,250
Borgore

Borgore

$25,000$36,250
Boye Mafe

Boye Mafe

$5,000$10,000
Boys Like Girls

Boys Like Girls

$50,000$72,500
Boyz II Men

Boyz II Men

$60,000$87,000
Boz Scaggs

Boz Scaggs

$55,000$79,750

SEG does not, nor claims to, represent any celebrity as the exclusive booking agent. Seattle Entertainment Group does not manage any celebrities listed on this website. SEG acts only as a buyer’s agent for venues, event professionals, companies and organizations to book celebrities for corporate and private events, paid commercials, casino concerts, engagements as well as other various appearances. The celebrities listed on this site are for informational purposes only and are intended as a resource for our clients to provide ideas.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    Will I need security for my event if I hire a celebrity?

    Yes, the celebrity may require you to hire unarmed police or private esecurity. It depends on the status of the chosen celebrity and the type of event. The artist needs protection and everyone’s reputation is in jeopardy if they are not reasonably protected. Sometimes the celebrity will bring their own bodyguard.

    Will I have to pay for the celebrity’s hotel, travel and food?

    Most of the time the celebrity will expect general food and beverage accommodations for the duration of the event. In more complex bookings, they may want to be fed from the day of arrival to the day of departure. Additionally, hotels and transportation should be provided unless a buyout is included in the offer being submitted before you book a celebrity.

    Will I get my money back after I have hired a celebrity and my event is canceled?

    If your event is canceled sometimes you can receive a refund or a credit toward future or rescheduled performance in the event of a force majeure. Other times the contract has strict cancellation terms that must be adhered to. We help you outline the cancellation terms in the negotiating process. 

    Can I hire a celebrity for an event myself?

    Anyone can hire a celebrity. You will pay more in most cases because an artist can tell if you are not familiar with the process. Always consult with a professional before you book a celebrity yourself. There is a specific process that should be followed.

    Will a celebrity prepare a speech or promote my product at the event?

    The short answer is yes. The celebrity will help promote your product and deliver a speech if that is included in the deal points when we submit the offer. A celebrity may also post the product on their social media. 

    What happens if a celebrity is late to my event?

    Sometimes flights are delayed, it’s the unfortunate part of traveling abroad. As part of the contract process, we help eliminate delays by adding a late-arrival clause that allows you to cancel the performance if an artist is late beyond a certain point. It’s not ideal and it is rarely a concern, but the good news is that you will get your deposit back and you will not be liable for the performer’s final payment.

    Can I pick which songs the celebrity performs at my event?

    You can certainly create a list of songs you want performed. The celebrity will sing or perform all of the chosen songs or as many as reasonably possibly within the appearance time paid for.

    Will a celebrity sing and perform at my private or public event?

    Absolutely, there are some requirements to be aware of if you want a musical performance, however. A celebrity may ask you to fulfill parts of their tour rider, which outlines specific types of equipment needed to execute a live performance.

    Are there any celebrities I cannot hire for my event?

    It depends, some celebrities will avoid certain political affiliations, communities or parties that may be considered a conflict of interest. We will help you determine the potential obstacles before wasting any time.

    Will the celebrity I choose take pictures with my family and friends?

    Yes, the celebrity will take pictures with you and a small group of people assuming you make time for it during their appearance. If you want a celebrity to appear for an hour, set aside 30 minutes of that time for a meet and greet, otherwise the celebrity may not stick around for longer than what’s stated in their contract.

    How much does it cost to hire a celebrity for an event?

    The cost to hire a celebrity can vary from artist to artist. Other determining factors will influence the price as well. The deal points we create on your behalf , the location of your event, and duration of appearance can heavily influence the price of a celebrity booking.

    Can you guarantee the celebrity will be hired for my event?

    In most cases, if the celebrity is available and the offer is strong, we guarantee the chosen celebrity will strongly consider the offer. Sometimes, it makes sense to have a backup plan, however, schedules change and late bookings can be risky. It’s best to have 2-3 celebrities in mind before you start the process, just in case the first is unavailable. 

    When will I have to pay the celebrity to appear at my private or public event?

    Typically an artist will be paid in two separate installments. The first payment is a deposit of 50% which is usually paid thirty to ninety days from the engagement. Sometimes the artist will require a full payment upfront, it depends on the scope of work and the notoriety of the celebrity being considered. The final payment of 50% is paid on the day of the event, unless there is a ticket reconciliation that needs to occur.

    Will the celebrity sign autographs for my team and client?

    Yes, of course. We include signed memorabilia in all of our offers (memorabilia to be provided by the venue or client).

    How long does it take to hire a celebrity for a private or public ticket event?

    It can take as much as three to four months to confirm a celebrity appearance, or two days depending on the deal points, offer and location  of your event. Start the process early – that’s our recommendation. 

    What is the process for hiring a celebrity for a private or ticket event?

    The process includes selecting the artist(s), contacting our agency, then creating deal points to include in an offer sheet. Once you have the details outlined, we can discuss the terms with the artist or manager. After the artist agrees to the deal points, a contract is signed, a deposit is made and the performance will happen before the remaining money is paid to the artist.

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