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

The Live Music Business Session 1: Introduction to the Live Music Business

I have created a series of videos as part of a module on the live music busines that I teach at University of West London. The module is an introduction to the live music business,  and this session will set the scene for study in the other sessions.  There is an excerpt from the transcript below the video.

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