Make Your Paperwork Temporary – Version Numbers and Expiry Dates

Make Your Paperwork Temporary – Version Numbers and Expiry Dates

Touring creates lots of paperwork – contracts, riders, TV performance agreements, hotel rooming lists, etc – most of which has changing content. An example is the technical rider which contains an input list. The input list will change from time to time (the number of channels listed or the sources on stage for instance) as … Read more…

Ground Loop Hum (and How to Safely Get Rid Of It).

Ground loop hum is a noise you hear from musical equipment. It is annoying and can be fixed safely

Did you get a loud hum coming through the PA system at your last show? Or is there a persistent ‘zzzz’ sound in your rehearsal room, especially when plugging in certain bits of equipment? If so, you are experiencing ‘earth loop’ or ‘ground loop’ hum. All musicians recognise this sound (especially guitarists) and the way … Read more…

5 Steps to a Roadie Job – new book out now

5 Steps To A Roadie Job How to Get Working On-The-Road With Touring Bands

Learn how to be a roadie, working with bands on tour, with this step-by-step guide! I have re-written ‘Roadie Inc. – Gain and Keep a Career in the Live Music Business’, and the new book, ‘5 Steps to a Roadie Job – Get Working On-The-Road with Touring Bands‘ is available now. ‘5 Steps to a … Read more…

Want To Work On The Road? You Should Read These Books

Want To Work On The Road? Read These Books

I recommend you read some, or all of these books, if you are serious about starting a career as a concert touring tech, or other roadie-type job. Three of them are written by people who have, or do, tour for a living, and so they are relevant to what you are trying to achieve. “One … Read more…

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