Magician Singapore Price
This essay answers the question regarding magician Singapore price and fees and might be helpful to bring clarity how they are, or at least should be calculated. It will also enable the reader to ask a performer questions.
Please note that numbers given might change over time and need to be adjusted by an average inflation rate and. Since I currently live and perform in Singapore the fees are stated in Singapore Dollars.
The Singapore magician price and fees in this article are directed at the Strolling Magician (also called Roving Magician, Close-Up Magician, or Street Magician). I am basing this on my experience as a full time performer in Germany and Singapore. The fees are related to the corporate market. For private events you can deduct about 10-20% from the fees given
I believe, and this is my opinion, that magicians (and other variety acts) should work at a level system. The number of professional shows a performer has done will determine his or her fee. This raises the question what are the criteria for a professional show?
Well if the performer got paid (no matter what amount) it was a professional engagement independent if it was a wedding, kids birthday party or corporate sales meeting. The fee will increase with the number of performances over time and some performers change their target market over time as well. This means showing tricks at a family reunion dinner or to some friends at a bar or party are not considered a professional shows.
Note: A magician should have at least 100-200 free or tip based performances before he or she accepts a professional engagement at the first level rate. Again – this is my personal opinion. Where can a performer do tip based or free shows? Well that is a topic for another essay but briefly, busking shows, working in bars for tips, charity events, hospital shows…
The rate of a performer is dependent on:
- How many shows he or she has done (see above)
- Whether any of those shows were repeat bookings
- The demand/popularity of a performer in his or her target market
- What the target market is willing or able to invest
- How many shows a performer wants to do.
Based on these factors a performer can gauge the level he or she is at.
A. Beginner: 1-100 professional shows
B. Occasional performer: 100 – 200 shows
C. Semi-professional: 200 – 300
D. Professional: 300+
Who is a professional performer?
A professional performer makes 75-100% of his income from performing shows.
A occasional/part time performer 10-50%
A semi-professional performer 50 -75%.
This means these 2 groups have other forms of income either a job in a company or another business (e.g. event company or selling magic products).
Prices and Fees:
These are magician prices and fees for 1 or 2 hours of roving, strolling or close up magic shows.
Tip based in bars and restaurants, busking shows on the streets.
1 hour $50-100
2 hours $100-150
Occasional/part time worker
2 hours – half of the Semi-professional fee for 2 hours – $400-500
1 hour – half of the Semi-professional fee for 1 hour – $250-300
2 hours – $700-1000
1 hour – $400-600
Full time professional:
2 hours – $1200- no limit
1 hour – $700- no limit
Like with anything in life quality is more important than quantity. Quality in magic can only be assured if the performer has performance experience and this can only be achieved with a lot of performances.
Note: The above fees do not contain any performance related cost like travel, accommodation, rehearsal etc.
For more information regarding magician Singapore price and fees for different shows please visit corporate magician Singapore.