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This Business of Concert Promotion and Touring: "A Practical Guide to Creating, Selling, Organizing, and Staging Concerts"by Rich Barnet
Synopses & Reviews
Concerts are part art, part party--and a big part business. This Business of Concert Promotion and Touring is the first to focus on that all-important business aspect, from creating a show, to selling a show, to organizing the show, to staging the show. Working with venues, personnel, booking, promoting, marketing, publicity, public relations, financial management, and much more are covered in this indispensable one-volume resource. And the ideas and techniques explained here can be used for every type of concert promotion, including college shows, artist showcases, club gigs, as well as major events handled by local promoters, nationwide promoters, and worldwide promoters. Concert promoters and tour mana
Presents a guide for organizing, creating, selling, and staging concerts and tours, covering topics such as creating the show, budgeting and launching the tour, getting paid, and why, when, and where to tour.
About the Author
Roy Waddell is Senior Writer, Touring, for Billboard magazine. His weekly column, On the Road, keeps him in regular touch with agents, promoters, artist managers, business and venue managers, ticketing agencies, and everyone else associated with this business of concerts. He lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
Richard D. Barnet, a professor in the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University, is co-author of Controversies of the Music Industry. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jake Berry, co-owner of Production Alliance, has worked in production management of tours by Tina Turner, the Rolling Stones, Madonna, AC/DC, Metallica, and Motley Crue. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Table of Contents
The opening act — Creating the show : the artist's team. Key representatives for touring artists ; Making money on the road ; Why, when, and where to tour ; Budgeting the tour ; Designing the production ; Developing the performance ; Finalizing the production ; Launching the tour — Selling the show : creating the deal. Types of talent buyers ; Getting paid ; Performance agreements — Organizing the show : what to expect from a concert promoter. Insurance, licenses, and permits ; Budgeting the show ; Promoting the event ; Ticketing the show — Staging the show : event production. Venue operations and services ; Day of show.
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