Win a place on MusicTank's one day Tour Management course
News: 31st March 2015 by Louise Dodgson under Live, Music Training & Careers
Pre-eminent music industry think tank and business information hub, MusicTank, University of Westminster today announces the launch of a 1-day Tour Management course - The Road To Tour Management and their competition #mytourhell.
Building on MusicTank’s popular Live Industry course, Get Plugged-In…Andy Inglis returns to deconstruct the live industry, this time focusing on one of the most interesting, pertinent and specialised areas: Tour Management.
With tour management a role that people often fall into without any experience – indeed, most bands never reach the point of being able to afford one - it’s often left to the manager, or the least badly-organised member of the band to take care of touring business. More than most, this is a vocation that needs someone with the right characteristics.
The Road To Tour Management debunks the myths and lays bare the dos and don’ts of effective tour management, from accounting, advancing, merchandising and sound engineering, through to international touring and festivals, border controls, visas and dealing with customs declarations…
Designed as a much-needed best-practice roadmap for tour management, this course draws on Inglis’ two decades of experience in the live sector as tour manager (most recently Savages), artist manager (2014 Mercury Music Prize-nominated East India Youth) and respected co-creator and manager of London venue, The Luminaire.
Said Andy Inglis: “Whether you want to be a Tour Manager, or you’re the manager assuming those responsibilities, or simply the only member of the band who’s got decent wi-fi and can liaise with the promoters(!) this one-day course will prepare you for the all the things you hadn’t thought of, and set you straight about all the things you had.”
Take a look at this video from course tutor Andy Inglis on Tour Management and what to expect...
#mytourhell competition – MusicTank is calling for your touring hell stories!
Entries can be in the form of
- a 60 second video; an instagram photo
- an illustration
- a tweet
All entries must be made via the Twitter hashtag #mytourhell or #tourhell by April 13th (@musictank)
The winner will be announced on April 14th and receive a FREE place on the April 20th Tour Management course and a year’s free membership to MusicTank. All entrants will receive a 20% off promo to the course (subject to course availability).
Entries can be made by tour managers; artists, musicians, bands, organisers, attendees etc …
NB: If the winner has already booked on to the course (due to limited availability) they will be fully refunded.
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