Dave Mustaine Has Raised His Cameo Price Three Times in a Week


Dave Mustaine, believer in the free market, has raised the price of a personalized video on Cameo three times in a matter of days since joining the service, ultimately doubling his fee.

Mustaine first announced he was on Cameo, the service that lets you pay celebrities to record personalized messages, last week. Starting at $150 a pop, Mustaine quickly raised the fee to $200, where it sat when we first reported that you can hire the red-maned one to sing Happy Birthday to a friend. As of yesterday, Blabbermouth reported the fee was up to $250… and now it’s up to $300!

Clearly videos from Mustaine are in high demand, and raising the price is presumably an effort to whittle down the volume of requests while also maximizing his effort to income ratio. Think of it this way: Mustaine can spend 15 minutes a day recording four Bar Mitzvah mazel tovs and walk away with $900 (Cameo takes a 25% cut). If he does that five times a week he’ll earn $4,500 per week, and if he does that every week he’ll earn $234,000/year. Not bad!!

Given, demand might not hold after this initial burst, and he may not want to put in the effort every week. But even if Mustaine makes just half of that, that’s a helluva lot of dough for not a lot of effort.

You can book Dave for your family’s gender reveal here.

Megadeth are currently finishing up their new album, tentatively titled The Sick, the Dying and the Dead. The bass parts on that album will be re-recorded following Ellefson’s recent firing.

Megadeth commence a tour with Lamb of God, Trivium, and In Flames in August. Here are the dates:

8/20 Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater [tickets]
8/21 Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory [tickets]
8/22 Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion [tickets]
8/24 El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center [tickets]
8/25 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater [tickets]
8/27 Denver, CO @ Ball Arena [tickets]
8/29 Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre [tickets]
8/31 Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center [tickets]
9/1 Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre [tickets]
9/2 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion [tickets]
9/4 Portland, OR @ Moda Center [tickets]
9/5 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre [tickets]
9/9 Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago [tickets]
9/11 Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Festival [tickets]
9/12 Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater [tickets]
9/13 Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion [tickets]
9/15 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion [tickets]
9/16 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center [tickets]
9/18 Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center [tickets]
9/19 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre [tickets]
9/20 Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion [tickets]
9/22 Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP [tickets]
9/24 Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre [tickets]
9/26 St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis [tickets]
9/28 Minneapolis, MN @ Armory [tickets]
9/30 Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage [tickets]
10/1 Laval, QC @ Place Bell [tickets]
10/2 Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron [tickets]

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