Had a promoter ask about selling posters i designed on his bands' tours
I already charged him for the designs, but did not otherwise license it to him for resale. Multiple bands, multiple tours. Neither he nor I know what the norm is for this. He is happy to give me a cut somehow, but I'd like to see how others handle this. Percentage of poster sales? Or have him pay me a one-time bulk licensing fee so that he can sell as many as he wants? If anyone has input I would appreciate it. (BTW I do not print or otherwise facilitate printing...just charge for design)
licensing artwork for merch
Yea, I made an illustrated admat for a large (10,000+) festival overseas last month. Took me 70 hours as usual to illustrate it. And I agreed as usual to do it for $500. That comes out to 7 bucks an hour. Which is five times less than what I usually charge, but I can't see charging $3500 for an admat, so I am happy for the work and the $500. They contacted me this week saying they would like to sell T-shirts and another item at the festival with the image on it. And that they would like me to make a few changes made to the admat to prep it for the shirts.
So I emailed them back and said that we need to come up with some kind of compensation for the licencing as a merch item.
I get the feeling that response took them by surprise, because they came back and said it is already really tight as they are dividing the sales between the three headliner bands and the venue.
I told them they need to make me an offer.
It is kind of funny how this overseas promoter thought that they would get to sell hundreds of shirts and not compensate me. If they did that, they would actually be able to recoup the entire $500 fee for the admat design and actually make a sizable profit. It would be free for them to use my design for the promotion of their festival and they would actually make a profit off of it.
Funny how promoters think.