Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, distributes The Tour Book: How to Get Your Music on the Road (2nd Edition), the musicians definitive guide to gigging and touring, from Course Technology PTR, a division of Cengage Learning.
The Tour Book: How to Get Your Music on the Road (2nd Edition) contains practical advice, hints, and tips on every aspect of putting on a live show and taking it on the road. From the inner workings of the concert industry, rehearsal and elements of a show, equipment, and contracts and riders, to show bookings, on-stage tips, marketing, and how to get paid your due, this instructional resource is a must-have for those who are serious about touring. The Tour Book features interviews with key figures from across the music industry and is the only guide to compile and distill the most current and best advice from today’s artist managers, booking agents, talent buyers, and successful artists. Social media and technology to enhance artist profiles and the future of the live music industry are also covered.
For those completely new to touring, the book teaches how to appear professional and knowledgeable in an industry that has its own conventions, language, and sometimes baffling technical terms. In addition to sharing the essentials to creating better shows, the book also gives guidance on how to keep getting bigger and better paying shows, to help musicians build a profitable and long-term career in the music industry.
Author 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, outdoor festivals, rooftops, subway stations, cruise ships, mountainsides, and very, very muddy fields. Andy is Senior Lecturer in Live Sound Production at Buckinghamshire New University and has taught sound engineering and modern tour management at Liverpool University and City College Manchester.
The Tour Book: How to Get Your Music on the Road (2nd Edition) instructional resource (54-1435459547) is now available for $29.99 at music retailers and at Alfred.com.