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Monday
Jun032019

How To Save Money On Tour This Summer: 5 Tips

Guest post by Gideon Waxman. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper

Being an independent touring musician might seem like a dream job for many. But the truth is that it’s not quite as glamorous as it’s made out to be, and the early stages of touring for an artist or band can be tough and grueling.

The fees aren’t great, and if you’re lucky to sell out of merchandise while on the road, that might just be your biggest source of income for the tour. In order to maximize your earnings you will need to minimize your spending. As the old English proverb says: “look after the pennies, and the pounds will look after themselves.” Instilling good spending habits will allow a band to continue to grow while being financially sustainable.

 

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Wednesday
Apr242019

Touring Tips For Bands On A Budget

Hitting the road and taking your band on tour is exciting. Whether this is your first tour and you’re still getting your feet wet or you’re veterans of the road, it’s important to make sure you stick to a budget so you can get to your designated performance locations with ease (and have a little fun along the way).

Playing music professionally is actually more of an investment than people tend to think. Until you reach “rockstar status” or you have a record label paying for your travel expenses, most of the money spent on a tour will come out of your own pocket.

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Tuesday
Mar052019

Tips For Saving Money While Still Eating Healthy On Tour

Guest post by Leah D. Nelson. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper

Going on tour is, for many, a road trip, but it’s also incredibly hard work. It’s work from a performance, planning, and marketing standpoint, but it’s also deeply important that you take care of your body while on the road. With all the planning and organization that goes into booking and executing a successful tour (and sure, having a bit of fun along the way), the idea of eating healthy, balanced meals may not even come to mind.

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Friday
Dec072018

How Professional Musicians Can Manage And Limit Expenses When On Tour

Touring as a musician can be incredibly costly. Lodging, transportation and dining expenses all can add up extraordinarily quickly. If you’re a professional musician who wants to keep your touring costs reasonable and low, however, there are various things you can try. Going on a tour comfortably as a musician doesn’t have to break the bank.

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Friday
Jul062018

On The Road: 5 Tips To Help Your Band Travel Light When On Tour

Getting your band’s name out there is not simple. One thing you might have to do is plan tours and commit to being on the road. One of the hardest things about being on the road is carrying a heavy load but you actually do not have to. The following are five tips for traveling light.

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Tuesday
Jun052018

4 Easy Transportation Methods For Your Band’s Next Tour

One thing that you may fail to consider as you start booking gigs for your band is how you are going to get to all of your gigs. If you have only small instruments, it may be easy to pile everyone into a sedan and pop guitars in the trunk. However, most bands have larger equipment, including microphones, speakers, cables and other items that can take up quite a bit of room. Here are four other options that can help you get from your home or practice space to a gig whether it is just across town or across the country.

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Tuesday
Apr242018

How Do Professional Bands Get Ready To Go On Tour?

It’s such an exciting experience for professional bands to get to a place where they’re able to go on tour. This means that it’s no longer a local garage band that only friends and family come to hear. Now, there are people in other states who want to hear the live version of the music. Not only is it a huge compliment, it’s also a huge accomplishment. Now, in order to adequately prepare for a multi-city tour, there are a few components to consider.

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Monday
Feb122018

In The Band: 4 Tips To Having The Best Tour Of Your Music Career

If you’re in a band, you’ve likely dreamt of going on tour. This can be a great time to explore new territories and play for appreciative audiences. However, as fun as a tour can be, you need to take things seriously. A great tour requires plenty of extensive planning. Here are four tips to having the best tour of your music career.

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Monday
Jan152018

Band Marketing: How Your Tour Bus Can Double As An Advertisement

When you’re in a touring band, you want to do everything you can to get word out. There’s no such thing as having too many fans. While you’re out on the road, you can grow your following. Your tour bus is the perfect opportunity to advertise your band. It just requires you to be innovative and creative. Here are four ways your tour bus can double as an advertisement.

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Wednesday
Nov152017

How To Get The Financing Your Underground Band Needs To Travel On Tour

Before you can become a music success, you have to get recognized. You need to focus on getting your music out there. This will involve having to get creative with your funding options. Here are some ways to finance a tour for your band.

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Wednesday
Jul262017

Orchestrated Success: 4 Required Personnel Every Big Band Needs When On Tour

Touring is one of the most exciting parts of being in a big band. Going on a tour is a complex undertaking, but the process can be simplified by bringing the right experts. Keep these four types of professionals in mind when planning who to bring along on your next big tour.

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Friday
Apr292016

Traveling Band - Touring Details to Go Over With Your Manager

Summer touring season is fast approaching and many bands are finalizing those last minute details before the tour starts. Every year, bands report issues and problems that could have easily been avoided by simply talking to their manager before they ever set foot on the tour bus. Whether you’re a part of a top selling band or just starting out with an unknown group, there are some simple details that can make this tour the best one ever.

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Monday
Mar282016

Frugality On DIY Tour: Some Simple Suggestions

A DIY tour is expensive. There are ways to be successful, but for a band just starting out, I would recommend trying to spend as little money as possible. Here are some suggestions on how you can do that.

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Thursday
Mar102016

How To Book A Tour Without A Booking Agent

One of the biggest challenges musicians face is booking tours. Many bands don’t have a booking agent, so booking a tour can seem like a daunting task the first time out.

Here are some key things to keep in mind to help you book a tour without a booking agent.

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