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Tour Manager/FOH Audio — Breaking Into Touring — The Production Academy
In this fourth installment of our weekly Pandemic Sessions — held while the live music industry is on hold — I continue to invite touring colleagues to share their experience and expertise. This Tuesday, we'll joined by Alicia Blake (Sylvan Esso, Courtney Barnett) and Tom Pambrun (Oh Wonder, Solange) to discuss the TM/FOH job that exists on many tours. Having this complete skill set can help you break into touring work, so we'll run through what it takes.
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How the Touring Industry is Affected by the Coronavirus — The Pandemic Sessions Pt.1
I spoke with a few touring colleagues about how the concert cancellations are affecting us. In addition to the great insight, we share a bunch of resources for people in our industry. It's a tough time right now. Just chatting with other people in the same situation feels nice. I hope some more constructive conversation comes out of these webinars!
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Best Tips for Beginning Tour Managers — The Production Academy
Download the free resources (email advance template and contract examples) here and follow along with the video: https://www.theproductionacademy.com/tm-resources In the last installment of our weekly webinar series, I was chatting with my friend Tom Pambrun (Tour Manager — Oh Wonder, Solange, Emily King) about tips for beginning tour managers. We felt this follow up video would be helpful, just to nail down two important topics: 1 — Advancing. Tom shares some of the most important things a tour manager needs to ask when advancing a show. 2 — Contracts. We discuss a couple basic terms like net and gross, and talk about the difference between a deal memo and a full contract. Click the above link to get free tour manager resources!
Tour Management 101: Episode 12: The road to zen. A discussion with Bobby Schneider
Today’s guest has led quite a full circle career. His professional and sometimes contentious reputation has landed him jobs with mega touring acts like Metallica, Jay Z and Rihanna, but it’s also landed him square in the hospital facing health issues.His story represents an entire era of crew that put drugs, alcohol and attitude at the forefront of road life and only in more recent years have pivoted to putting their mental and physical health at the core of life both on and off the road. We'll discuss with Bobby Schneider about demystifying mental health on the road and putting forward best practices to lead a healthier life by utilizing self care and the resources that are in place for the industry.
Tour Management 101 - Episode 11: International Touring 101
Its common for newly established artists to start playing international shows early on in their career so a tour manager needs to know how to take an act overseas. Today we’re going international in a special 2 part series covering the broad skills and information you’ll need to get across the border, to the stage, and back safely Its always 90% preparation so part one will mostly cover the advance work you’ll need todo first. then we’ll hit the ground running with what to expect if your first show is in Canada, Europe or the UK Our special guest’s Brande Lindsey with Global Access and Chris palmer with Rockit Cargo Will walk us through the wide range of support they give to a tour and how to avoid issues at the border.
Tour Management 101 - Episode 10: The history of touring with Stuart Ross
Todays episode we want to explore the history of an industry through the career of one of Its most iconic figures. With 40 + years in the game he’s worked with artists like Tom Waits & Metallica. He was head of festivals at Goldenvoice/ AEG and helped lauch Lallapalooza , he currently works at Red light mgmt. and serves as the Director of Event safety Alliance There's only a handful of people in this business that have changed the Way the game is played as much as he has So let’s sit down with Stuart Ross and look at some of the events he’s worked on, that shaped an industry
Tour Management 101 - Episode 9: Settlement
In this session we’re going to cover the art form of the deal. A settlement is the process of getting paid in show business and it’s usually the tour managers job to reconcile that transaction. It’s imperative a TM can recognize numerical errors and foul play so they can end the night with a handshake instead of a fist With the help of our distinguished tour accountants Morgan dentch with Harry styles Ali Akins with Zach brown band and Jordan Yousem with AEG We pull the curtain back on settlement and teach you a thing or two to help close out your show.
Tour Management 101- Episode 2: Roles, Titles & the Touring Family Tree
A Discussion about the roles, titles & the touring family tree of concert touring. Hosted By: Adrianne Biondo - Tour Manager / Road Manager Mark Clark - Tour Manager / American Authors Mary Jo Kaczka - Tour Manager / Tour Accountant Henry Bordeaux - Tour Manager / Tyler the Creator Jim Runge - Tour Manager / Collective Soul Doug Wilson - Tour Manager / Half Moon Run WWW.TOURMGMT.ORG