Live music is a huge business –65 million people attended a live show in 2011, with and concert ticket sales totalling nearly $4 billion.
You know that playing live is one of the most important ways to promote your music. You probably also realise that playing live will earn you more money than from your recorded music, especially in the early days of your career. But, if you can’t cut it live, then you really won’t impress any audience, let alone sell your music.
So how do you make sure your show has the maximum impact? How do you appear professional and knowledgeable in an industry that has its own conventions, language, and baffling technical terms? How do you get booked into a venue and get paid? How do you find a music booking agent? How do you then get those bigger and better shows?
The Tour Book: How to Get Your Music on the Road answers these questions and many more. It provides practical advice, hints, and tips on every aspect of putting on a live show, including rehearsal, equipment, travel, accommodations, show booking and promotion, sound checks, contracts, taxation, working abroad, and marketing.
You will also read top tips from artist managers, music booking agents, other musicians and their crew. If you are serious about playing live and making it big then ‘The Tour Book’ is for you.“Reynolds actually KNOWS what he’s talking about, and the 352-page book focuses on the independent artist that’s surviving on gig merch, and trying to make ends meet by traveling by bus or van. It’s loaded with practical advice, hints, and tips on putting on a live show, including rehearsal, equipment, travel, accommodations, show booking and promotion, sound checks, contracts, taxation, working abroad and marketing”. – MIX Magazine “Clearly written, informative and enlightening, and also chock full of what not to do as well. You’ll actually save a lot of money from the information presented herein.This should be the Bible for all musicians, live crews, tour managers and anyone involved with live gigs.” – Performing Musician
This completely revised second edition reflects changes in the concert industry, as well as an updated section on how musicians and bands can market their music in the live music business.‘The Tour Book’ is available as a printed, large format paperback book and as an iPad/iPod friendly version on Apple’s iBookstore – you can click the box below to see it there.
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Course Technology PTR; 2 edition (March 21, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1435459547
- ISBN-13: 978-1435459540
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