The Dark Side of Streaming

  Music streaming services offer us all a convenient, portable, and fun way to enjoy music—plus, they’re a great conduit for discovering new artists and songs. The relatively-low monthly subscription fee for these services certainly seems ideal to us listeners,...

The Book of Lies

In the music industry, tour itineraries are often referred to as the book of lies.  That’s usually due to some eager (or lackadaisical) tour manager, who pads the itinerary pages with false information (rather than leaving blank portions) in an effort to route...

The Art Behind the Touring—Part 2

(or, the Art of Hounding) The other day, someone asked me, “What’s the difference between a promoter and a booking agent?”  Booking shows can be a two-part process, with most artists using both an agent and a promoter.  For those who don’t know, a promoter can be as...

The Art Behind the Touring—Part 1

Among other managerial duties, the bulk of my recent time has been devoted to advancing the details for each show on the upcoming European tour while simultaneously planning next year’s US spring tour. Planning a tour is like a jigsaw puzzle.  I always route out...
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