Can You Guess How Much It Costs For Creed To Play At Your College?

If this list of musicians’ booking fees is any indication, it’s easier to get Snoop to perform at your college than Creed.

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Wishing you could book Justin Timberlake for your college’s spring fling? Now you can get an idea of how much cash that’d set you back, thanks to a recent Priceonomics article that exposes purported booking fees for some of music’s biggest artists. The Priceonomics list uses data from Degy Entertainment, a third-party booking agency that mostly puts together college and military shows, and shows rates “suggested by the artists’ agents per show, pre-expense.” According to Zachary Crockett, the author of the Priceonomics post, his numbers were updated in 2014. (This doesn’t quite explain why LMFAO, who broke up in 2012, appear on the list.)

The list’s fees should be taken with a grain of salt. A rep for Degy Entertainment reached by BuzzFeed had no comment on the validity of the article’s numbers. And reps for Cash Money and Lava Records, whose artists Lil Wayne and Lorde appear on the list, told BuzzFeed that defining an artist’s average booking fee is a difficult task. “There are so many different variables,” a Lava rep said. What artists would would get to play a college show — like the ones Degy helps book — would be different from what they’d pull for a headlining gig at a big New York venue, or for a corporate party. And other factors, like travel, also affect booking fees.

In an email to BuzzFeed, Pricenomics author Crockett wrote, “Whether Degy’s numbers are inflated or not, it’s ultimately interesting to see how artists gauge against each other.”

3. So, think you know where Katy Perry stacks up against Lady Gaga, according to Degy? Take the quiz:

  1. Kanye West or Justin Bieber?
    1. Kanye West
    2. Justin Bieber
  2. Creed or The Roots?
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      The Roots
  3. Lady Gaga or Bon Jovi?
    1. Lady Gaga
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      Bon Jovi
  4. Lady Gaga or Katy Perry?
    1. Lady Gaga
    2. Katy Perry
  5. Matchbox 20 or Lorde?
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      Matchbox 20
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  6. Susan Boyle or A$AP Rocky?
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      Susan Boyle
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      A$AP Rocky
  7. Big Sean or Rick Ross?
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      Big Sean
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      Rick Ross
  8. The Wallflowers or The National?
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      The Wallflowers
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      The National
  9. Pink or Christina Aguilera?
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      Christina Aguilera
  10. Nicki Minaj or Lil' Wayne?
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      Nicki Minaj
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      Lil Wayne
  11. Future or Clay Aiken?
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    2. Clay Aiken
  12. Cage the Elephant or Third Eye Blind?
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      Cage the Elephant
    2. Third Eye Blind
  13. Bruno Mars or Alicia Keys?
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      Bruno Mars
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      Alicia Keys

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