The Script’s story improves as cash pile tops €3.3m

The story keeps getting better for The Script. The cash pile at the band’s main firm jumped to €3.34m last year.

Last June, The Script played to 80,000 fans at a sold-out Croke Park gig and the cash pile at the Dublin band’s entertainment firm last year almost doubled, from £1.33m to £2.49m (€3.34m).

During the same period, the firm’s accumulated profits rose from £933,928 to £1.25m.

The coffers were boosted by the release of the band’s fourth studio album, No Sound Without Silence.

The revenues from Madnotes Entertainment are generated from recording, royalties, and touring, and the accounts only cover part of the band’s exhaustive 2015 tour to promote the latest album.

The Croke Park gig — where the band were only the third Irish act to headline, after U2 and Westlife — generated box-office receipts of $4.9m (€4.49m), which is shared between artist, venue, and promoter.

The tour took in Japan, South Africa, Dubai, 20 UK dates, Italy, Spain, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Lebanon, Switzerland, Germany, and Denmark.

The band’s income was also enhanced by a five-week, 18-date tour of the US.

According to industry journal Pollstar, their 2015 tour generated $26.7m in gross box office receipts.

Sister firm, Madnotes Publishing Ltd, has yet to file accounts for last year — but accumulated profits rose by £180,000, to £1.184m, in the year to the end of April, 2014, with cash declining from £2m to £1.4m.


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