The live music business : management and production of concerts and festivals /

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Routledge,, New York, NY, United States, p.1 online resource : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00872993, (OCoLC)fst01030653, (OCoLC)fst01071467, bisacsh, Concert tours, fast, Management., MUSIC / Business Aspects, Music trade, Popular music, Vocational guidance.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Part One. Live Music Management. Chapter 1 The Artists ; The Artist Management ; Booking Agents ; Concert Promoters ; Creating the Deals ; The Contract ; The Contract Rider ; Revenue streams from live music -- artists ; Revenue streams from live music -- promoters & organisers ; Marketing & Promotion ; Festivals ; Strategy -- Part Two. Live Music Production. Planning a Tour ; Budget ; Wages ; Transport ; Accommodation ; Production ; Other production considerations."The Live Music Business: Management and Production of Concerts and Festivals, Third Edition, shines a light on the enigmatic live music business, offering a wealth of inside advice and trade secrets to artists and bands looking to make a living in the industry. Previously published as The Tour Book, this new edition has been extensively revised, reorganized, and updated to reflect today's music industry. This practical guidebook examines the roles of the key players-from booking agents to concert promoters, artist managers to talent buyers-and the deals, conventions, and processes that drive this global business. Written by a touring professional with over 25 years of experience, and featuring interviews with figures from across the music industry, this book understands that playing live is crucial to the success of any musician, band, or artist, explaining issues like: What managers, promoters, and agents do and how they arrange shows and tours; How to understand and negotiate show contracts; How to ensure your show has maximum impact; How to appear professional and knowledgeable in an industry with its own conventions, language, and baffling technical terms; How to get bigger and better shows Intended for all music artists, The Live Music Business presents proven live music career strategies, covering every aspect of putting on a live show, from rehearsing and sound checks to promotions, marketing, and contracts. In an era when performing live is more essential than ever, this is the go-to guidebook for getting your show on the road and making a living from music"--Andy Reynolds is a concert tour manager and audio engineer with more than 25 years of professional touring experience. He has worked for artists such as Maribou State, George FitzGerald, Maverick Sabre, The All-American Rejects, House of Pain, Super Furry Animals, Machine Head, and Pavement and has also worked supporting U2, Whitney Houston, and Foo Fighters. He also teaches live sound engineering and concert tour management at colleges and universities in the UK.Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 10, 2021).