Concert riders

At [The Smoking Gun: Backstage Pass]: there’s an archive of “concert riders” which basically attach to the contract between a performer and the concert venue. It’s really quite amusing. Most of them seem to have basic stuff, making sure artists rake in as much as possible, and strictly denying the concert organizers from profiting from the artist’s brand.

Some interesting bits from Britney Spears’s contract rider include: specs for furnishments of the dressing room, and a fine charged in case the dressing room’s phone number is leaked. Don’t forge the specs on the catered tuna salad, and the required bucket of KFC for the band. 😀

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