Tag Archives: Concert promoter

Commercial sensitivity is a silly comment

As public reaction to the stadium build and the building’s operation continues you get the odd whimsical comment in the daily newspaper – probably written by ‘Max’, who else?

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Right to know?
Submitted by Xpert on Tue, 29/11/2011 – 6:19am.
To respond to russand bev’s [sic] comment, you have no right to know the financials of a concert like Elton John. The venue was hired by the promoter on commercial terms and any cost/negotiation is commercially sensitive in what is a highly competative [sic] industry. To be honest the promoter should be compensated for bringing over $6.5 million dollars into the Dunedin economy, setting a high standard for the venue and the city for future events and marketing the city which has been dull ‘concertwise’ befre [sic] the event. Ratepayers should be greatful [sic] to the promoter and the venue for putting Dunedin back on the map and back in the 21 [sic] century.
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Who got what?
Submitted by russandbev on Mon, 28/11/2011 – 10:07am.
I am pleased that there were a large number of people that enjoyed the Elton John concert on Friday night. What does need to be now quantified is who made money out of the concert and who didn’t.
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Turn around from Sprey + Theatres and Events spends heralded

Despite the sweet nothings in his ear he concedes there are downsides, such as the logistics of getting equipment to the city, and convincing people the stadium was a viable option…

### ODT Online Wed, 13 May 2009
Stadium seen as drawcard for international acts
By Sarah Harvey

Dunedin’s new stadium could host a major international act and several smaller concerts every year, with three to four acts having already expressed interest in the stadium, Wellington concert promoter Phil Sprey says.
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DCC Annual Plan discussions subject to final council decisions on the budget…

### ODT Online Wed, 13 May 2009
Dunedin | Annual Plan 2009-10
Theatre investigation: $30,000 fund approved
By Chris Morris

The Dunedin City Council will spend $30,000 investigating the use of one of the city’s theatres – most likely the Regent – as a home for a planned 600 to 800-seat mid-sized theatre.

The Fortune Theatre is likely to receive an extra $25,000 and “community rental” for its Stuart St building, to give the theatre the $50,000 it asked for.
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### ODT Online Wed, 13 May 2009
Dunedin | Annual Plan 2009-10
$4.7m for Regent upgrade likely
By David Loughrey

The Regent Theatre looks set to get the $4.7 million it requires for an upgrade, in a move that could solve the Dunedin City Council’s need for a 600- to 800-seat theatre.
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### ODT Online Wed, 13 May 2009
Dunedin | Annual Plan 2009-10
Basketball the big loser
By Chris Morris

Also yesterday, a $35,000 grant for the Mayfair Theatre won support, with Cr Paul Hudson saying it was important to continue support for the theatre while broader work on theatre provision in Dunedin continued.
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### ODT Online Wed, 13 May 2009
Dunedin | Annual Plan 2009-10
$135,000 pledged for extra activities
By Chris Morris

A new $135,000 contestable fund for Dunedin events has been approved after the city’s councillors yesterday learned no money was budgeted to allow festivals and other events to grow.
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