Higher Education

The Tour Book: How To Get Your Music On The Road, 2nd Edition

  • Andy Reynolds Buckinghamshire New University
  • ISBN-10: 1435459547  |  ISBN-13: 9781435459540
  • 304 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $22.50
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About

Overview

Looking for practical advice, hints, and tips on every aspect of putting on a live show—from rehearsal to handling the details of travel, accommodation, booking and promoting shows in the US and overseas, equipment, sound checking, contracts, taxation, and marketing? Look no further. Written by a touring professional and featuring interviews with key figures from across the music industry, THE TOUR BOOK is the only guide to compile and distill the best and most current advice of today’s artist managers, booking agents, talent buyers, and successful artists. Inside, you’ll find the tools you need to make your own break, create better shows, and build a profitable long-term career in the music industry.

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Features and Benefits

  • This comprehensive and up-to-date guide to putting together a successful tour offers detailed content readers can use to break into the music industry and build a successful long-term performance career.
  • The text features interviews with a broad range of key industry figures, from artist managers, booking agents and talent buyers as well as very successful artists and bands.
  • Touring professional and lecturer Andy Reynolds provides insider hints and tips designed to guide the superstars of the future, help them avoid making costly mistakes, and understand how to turn recent industry changes to their benefit.
  • Not only for aspiring musicians, the text also explains how to gain (and keep) work in behind-the-scenes positions such as booking agent, manager, promoter, or road crew.

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Part I: THE LIVE MUSIC BUSINESS.
1. An Overview of the Live Music Business.
2. How It All Works – Who Does What.
3. Contracts & Riders.
Part II: HOW TO GET YOUR SHOW ON THE ROAD.
4. Getting On Stage – The Basics.
5. Preparation for the Show.
6. Equipment.
7. At The Show.
Part III: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER.
8. Getting On Stage – Advanced Information.
9. Marketing.
10. Getting Paid for Your Performance.
11. How to Get Bigger and Better Shows.
12. Putting it all together.
Part IV: THE FUTURE.
13. The Future of the Live Music Business.
Epilogue: THAT story!

What's New

  • This edition features a full complement of academic references, as well as improved figures throughout the text highlight important information.
  • The text's expanded marketing section explains the exponential growth of internet and social media marketing, and how readers can use those tools to their best advantage.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Andy Reynolds

Andy Reynolds is an international concert tour manager and audio engineer, working on an average of 200 shows a year for such bands as All American Rejects, House of Pain, Machine Head, Nightmares On Wax, Pavement, Roots Manuva, Super Furry Animals, Skunk Anansie, Squarepusher and The White Stripes. Andy has also toured with such acts as U2, Whitney Houston, Manic Street Preachers and the Foo Fighters. His touring experience encompasses stadiums, arenas, theatres, pubs, bars, clubs, outdoor festivals, rooftops, subway stations, cruise ships, mountain sides and very, very muddy fields. He is a Senior Lecturer at Buckinghamshire New University has taught sound engineering and modern tour management at Liverpool University and City College Manchester.