Paul if a promoter produces a sell out show then yes they get credit. That is actually one way that Billboard mag determines its top promoters. Yes the band is the one pulling in the ticket sales but if a promoter books the band and brings it to the venue then they must be doing something right, huh. that is what Scrojo and I are talkinbg about...hype...your venue gets a sold out show....kudos to you, you let everyone know about it...make the ones that dont have tickets feel left out so that next time they might pay more attention.
Ok, for one, sometimes promoters, venues etc..will hire an artist to do a poster beforehand....the day tickets go onsale it sells out but they still have a budget to fulfill so the posters are still made. It builds hype makes the venue, band, promoter look better and the artist hired still gets their job....Bot sure of how much you guys know about this stuff, but when you promote a show of this scale, you develop a budget for marketing materials...this budget is supposed to be fully spent, whether it sells out or not.
no, I didnt want to bother him, there were lots of people around so I just handed them to him, talked for a sec, he said Fuck yeah and thanked me and went on my merry way, I was super stoked, That guy is nuts!