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Esparanza Spalding's Contract Rider

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Phil Smith, Aug 31, 2008.


  1. KeithPas

    KeithPas Supporting Member

    May 16, 2000
    Poulsbo,Wa
    Actually a pretty reasonable contract rider.
     
  2. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    She's referred to as "Mrs. Esperanza Spalding" several times and "Ms. Esperanza Spalding" once. Is she married, or are the authors of the rider not getting it right?
     
  3. very reasonable IME
     
  4. If you are working with here on the venues end then, believe me, you really would dig all of the specific info. Whether she should be getting all of that depends on whether she can sell them tickets. Obviously.

    Nice work if you can get it.

    Edited to add that the woman's got it going on.
     
  5. DanielleMuscato

    DanielleMuscato

    Jun 19, 2004
    Columbia, Missouri, USA
    Endorsing Artist, Schroeder Cabinets
    You can tell which parts were written by lawyers and which parts were written by soundguys, haha.

    So, GK endorses her? Funny, I thought it was the other way around... ;)
     
  6. mrokern

    mrokern TB's resident Rush freak

    Jul 20, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    That's about as straightforward as it gets. I've been the production manager for quite a few different venues, and riders like that are nice to get. It's basic, thorough, and reasonable.

    -Mark
     
  7. WickedPissah

    WickedPissah

    Jan 22, 2008
    Boston
    That's a good one. I've seen Iggy Pop's rider, and it's the funniest thing i've ever read. It's not safe for TB, but if you PM me, i'll send it.
     
  8. willgroove2

    willgroove2

    Aug 16, 2003
    chicago IL
    Endorsing Artist;Essential sound products,Dunlop, Ergo Instruments
    good rider very clear on whats needed.Interesting that she uses a rental bass for every show but I know a lot of guys who are doing that now even ron carter because it cost to much to fly them in now.
     
  9. Oric

    Oric

    Feb 19, 2008
    Georgetown, Kentucky
    this information is important!
     
  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I ran into Todd Philips at the Hartford, CT airport a couple months ago, and he actually buys a ticket for his upright and carries it on a handcart along with a bag with his cables and other sundry items.
     
  11. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Here is my contract rider:

    1. Is that when to show up, or when you told the drummer to show up, to trick him into showing up on time?

    2. Do I need to wear a tuxedo?

    3. Electric or upright?

    4. Don't forget the 30 bucks you owe me from the last gig.
     
  12. hills1234

    hills1234

    May 6, 2007
    NZ
    Just one thing missing ... someone to proof-read the rider!

    >> "Properly cutlery / glasses, napkins ... "
    >> "For the Males’s Dressing Room ... "

    ... not to mention random and indiscriminate usage of initial caps, upper case text and apostrophes.

    :bag:
    The Punctuation Nerd
     
  13. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I think what Phil is getting at - is that it's a bit different to being "just the bass player!! :p


    :D
     
  14. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    It's got be disconcerting to play someone else's bass for every performance. Ugh.
     
  15. mrokern

    mrokern TB's resident Rush freak

    Jul 20, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    It's kind of the same thing that pianists have dealt with forever. I've worked shows with some great, great players (Marvin Hamlisch, George Winston, and Ben Folds, to name a few), and all of them used locally obtained pianos. The only one who had a very specific request was Ben Folds; it had to be a specific manufacturer due to endorsements.

    -Mark
     
  16. Inflin

    Inflin

    Apr 30, 2007
    Newcastle, UK/Currently London
    Affiliated with Genelec, Avalon Design.
  17. mrokern

    mrokern TB's resident Rush freak

    Jul 20, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
  18. Inflin

    Inflin

    Apr 30, 2007
    Newcastle, UK/Currently London
    Affiliated with Genelec, Avalon Design.
    I bet it's a breath of fresh air for runners and venue managers too!
     
  19. WickedPissah

    WickedPissah

    Jan 22, 2008
    Boston

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