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Tour Book How to Get Your Music on the Road

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ISBN-10: 1598633716

ISBN-13: 9781598633719

Edition: 2008

Authors: Andy Reynolds

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Live music is a huge industry and playing live is an integral part of the success for any musician, band or artist. ?The Tour Book? also gives practical advice, hints and tips on every aspect of putting on a live show ? rehearsing, equipment, travel, accommodation, booking and promoting shows, sound checking, contracts, taxation, working abroad and marketing. Featuring interviews with the industry?s key figures and contemporary artists and musicians, ?The Tour Book? is the only book to contain the distilled advice of these artist managers, booking agents, talent buyers and very successful artists and bands.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 7/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

Andy Reynolds has worked as an international concert tour manager and audio engineer for over 20 years. He has toured continuously during this time, working on an average of 200 shows per year. Andy has worked 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. He has worked with bands on tours by such acts as U2, Whitney Houston, Manic Street Preachers, and Foo Fighters. His touring experience encompasses stadiums, arenas, theatres, pubs, bars, clubs, outdoorfestivals, rooftops, subway stations, cruise ships, mountainsides, and very, very muddy fields.Andy is…    

The Live Music Business
Industry Overview
Touring History
How the Concert Industry Works: Who Does What
The Management
The Agent
The Promoter
The Promoter's Representative
The Venue
The Production Office
The Crew
House/Local Crew
Touring/Visiting Crew
Tour Manager
Audio Crew
Backline Crew
Lighting Crew
Contracts and Riders
The Contract
Date of Agreement
Description of Services Supplied
Where and When Will the Concert Take Place?
Ticket Price
Production Requirements
Description of Special Stipulations
The Contract Rider
Cast and Crew
Access and Equipment
PA and Lights
Guest List
Support/Opening Acts
Contract Rider-Technical Specifications
PA System
Input List
How to Get Your Music on the Road
Getting Onstage: The Basics
Rehearsal Venue
Preparation for the Show
From Rehearsal to the Stage
Turning Songs into Shows
Elements of a Show
Instrument Breakdowns
Scheduling Problems
Contract and Rider
Sound: General Overview
PA Systems: A Very Basic Guide
Stage Box
FOH Control
Monitor Speakers and Control
In-Ear Monitors
The Instruments
Vocal Microphone Technique
Guitars and Basses
Amplifiers and Speakers
Learn to Solder
Computers, Electronic Keyboards, and Samplers
Turntables and DJs
At the Show
9:30 A.M.: Good Morning!
10:45 A.M.: Depart Oxford
1:15 P.M.: Arrive in Sheffield, Drop Off at Hotels and Homes
1:55 P.M.: Arrive at the Venue
2:00 P.M.: Load In at the Venue
2:20 P.M.: Meet the Staff
2:30 P.M.: The Lighting Equipment Gets Rigged
2:40 P.M.: Park the Van
2:45 P.M.: Meet the Promoter's Representative
2:50 P.M.: Set the Day's Schedule with the Promoter's Representative
3:15 P.M.: The Backline Equipment Gets Set Up
3:30 P.M.: The PA Equipment Gets Set Up
3:40 P.M.: Prepare the FOH Console and Outboard Equipment
4:00 P.M.: EQing the PA and the Monitors
4:15 P.M.: Line Check
4:25 P.M.: Time Out!
4:30 P.M.: Sound Check
4:50 P.M.: Sound Check Continues
5:15 P.M.: Marking Up the FOH Console, Striking, and Spiking
5:30 P.M.: The Millions of Americans Sound Check Is Finished. Next!
5:40 P.M.: The Opening Band Loads Their Equipment for Sound Check
5:45 P.M.: Set List and Guest List
6:00 P.M.: A Chance for Band and Crew to Relax
6:05 P.M.: The Production Office
6:45 P.M.: Please Stop Making That Noise!
7:15 P.M.: Preparing to Open the Doors
7:30 P.M.: The Doors Are Open!
8:05 P.M.: Making Sure the Support Act Is Ready to Go
8:10 P.M.: Hey! There Is a Band Onstage!
8:30 P.M.: Preparing for Changeover
8:40 P.M.: Hurry Up, Hurry Up!
8:55 P.M.: Five Minutes to Go
9:05 P.M.: Millions of Americans Is Onstage!
9:45 P.M.: No More Tickets
10:15 P.M.: Encore!
10:30 P.M.: Hurry Up (Again)!
10:35 P.M.: Great Show; I'll Be Back in a Minute
10:40 P.M.: At the Merchandise Stall
10:45 P.M.: Pack It All Away; We Do It All Again Tomorrow
10:55 P.M.: The Load Out
11:05 P.M.: Make Sure the Van and the Gear Are Safe
11:15 P.M.: The End of the Day
7:00 A.M.: Arrival
7:45 A.M.: Local Crew, Runners, Catering Assistants, and Rigger Arrive
8:00 A.M.: The Load In
8:15 A.M.: Rigging, Video, and Lighting
9:30 A.M.: The Runner Returns
10:00 A.M.: PA System
10:30 A.M.: The Support Band Starts Its Day
11:00 A.M.: Promo
11:50 A.M.: It's All Up in the Air
12:00 P.M.: Programming and Backline
1:00 P.M.: Cut the Locals
1:15 P.M.: The Support Band Is on the Road
1:30 P.M.: All Quiet
2:00 P.M.: Setting the Scene
2:25 P.M.: Where Axe the Showers?
2:30 P.M.: Still on the Road
2:45 P.M.: Line Check
3:00 P.M.: The Sound Check
3:30 P.M.: Still Stuck in Traffic
3:45 P.M.: Opening Bands
4:10 P.M.: Next Sound Check!
4:30 P.M.: Still Stuck in Traffic
4:55 P.M.: Where's the First Band?
5:15 P.M.: You've Had Your Chance
6:00 P.M.: The Concessions
6:10 P.M.: Dark Stage
6:15 P.M.: T-Shirts-How Much?
6:20 P.M.: The Promoter's Rep
6:25 P.M.: The Guest List
6:35 P.M.: The Support Band Dressing Room
6:45 P.M.: Security Briefing
6:55 P.M.: Time for Doors
7:15 P.M.: Hi, Is Everything Okay?
7:20 P.M.: The First Band Is Onstage in 10 Minutes
7:30 P.M.: Millions of Americans Live Onstage
7:50 P.M.: Thank You and Goodnight!
8:05 P.M.: The Dressing Room-Post-Show
8:30 P.M.: Changeover
9:00 P.M.: Ladies and Gentlemen, Live on Stage...Your Material Story!
9:30 P.M.: Can You Sign My Shirt?
10:15 P.M.: Settlement
10:30 P.M.: Local Crew Evening Call
10:45 P.M.: First Encore
10:55 P.M.: Thank You and Goodnight!
11:15 P.M.: The Merchandise Stands
11:30 P.M.: The After Show
11:45 P.M.: The Load Out
11:50 P.M.: Back at the Merchandise Stall
12:15 A.M.: On the Way Home
12:30 A.M.: The Venue Is Closed
How to Get the Shows
Why Do You Want the Gig?
Do You Have an Audience?
The Booking Process
Researching and Targeting Venues
Who Books the Shows?
The Approach
Other Strategies
Double Up
Play for Free
Radio and TV
Getting Paid
Ticket Prices
Your Shop
Licensing Deals
Performance Royalties
Posters and Flyers
Make It Personal
Press Releases
Street Teams
Online Marketing
Getting Visitors
Database of Visitors
Keeping Your Visitors
Getting Onstage: Advanced Information
Budgets and Costs
Per Diems
Other Expenses
Contract and Rider
Arrival and Parking
Noise Curfews
Support/Opening Acts
After-Show Club
Merchandise Fee
Ticket Sales
Working in the Live Music Industry
Working behind the Scenes
The Cons of Life on Tour
Health and Conditions
Pay Rates
When Things Go Wrong
How to Gain Work and Keep It
Be Prepared: Get the Answers!
Get to Know Local Talent
Broaden Your Skills
Get That Experience
How Do You Keep Working in the Industry?
Getting Those Recommendations
The Future
The Future of the Live Music Industry
Concert-Going Experience
Your Future
Bands as Brands
Epilogue: That Story!
A Tale of Two Drummers
March 20, 1998: London
March 24, 1998: Flight UA907
March 25, 1998: New York-Preparation Day
March 26, 1998: Toronto-Lee's Palace
March 27, 1998: Cleveland-Odeon