This is Andy Reynolds’s Live Music Business

Live Music Business - artist advice and roadie jobs

Information, help and advice about the live music business – playing live, getting gigs and road crew jobs for bands, singers, artist managers, booking agents, promoters, venues, tour managers, sound and light technicians and roadies.   My name is Andy Reynolds, I am a freelance concert tour manager, live audio engineer, lecturer and author who … Read more…

How to advance a tour – advice from Billy Reed, tour manager

Billy Reed, a tour manager, has written some great articles, detailing his approach to tour pre-production, advancing and other tour related activities, on his blog here. You will find this advice really useful, especially if you can’t afford a tour manager yet, and are doing all the pre-production  for your shows yourself. He also relates … Read more…

How do I get a roadie job, working with bands on tour?

Live Music Business - Get A Roadie Job

‘Hey, ‘scuse me. How do I get a job as a roadie like you?’ Ask any tour manager, sound engineer , lighting person or backline technician about the most common question they get asked and their reply will probably be, ‘something about how to get a roadie job like mine’. And how do they answer? … Read more…

Tour managers and live sound engineers – a brief Q &A

A student recently asked me answer some questions about concert tour management and live sound engineering to help her with a college project. I get a lot of these requests and am always happy to offer answers and advice (time permitting) and have even posted an FAQ to help with this type of research. However … Read more…