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Entries in Touring Tips (6)

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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Friday
Oct132017

Maintaining A Relationship While Touring

Many of my friends at this point in life are touring musicians, and many of them are dating people they are not touring with. It’s no mystery that dating on the road can be hard. I mean, how many songs have been written about the subject?

Any podcast that has to do with DIY touring will tell you that in the 90s there were a lot of stop-and-go, using the payphone, sending letters and postcards, paging significant others, and other stressful situations happening in those days.

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Friday
Sep222017

Canadian/Mexican Bands Coming To The US: Pay Attention!

If I wanted to travel from Idaho to Canada and play music for a month, I could do so free of charge. If you live in Canada and want to cross the border to play in the United States, it’s much more complicated. Why is this? Well, the United States can be pretty hostile to foreign travelers, as most of us are aware. Additionally, navigating a new culture and place in a foreign country can be hard. In addition to your normal road trip preparations, there are a bunch of legal complications you need to account for. I want to talk about some of them here and hopefully your band won’t struggle as much while you try to play music and enjoy these troubled states.

 

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Monday
Apr182016

The Ten Rules Of The Road (And Of Your Life)

When asked what advice I might give to the aspiring touring artist, I consider my reply much the same as Polonius must have felt in passing on wisdom to Hamlet before the latter’s aborted trip to England with the ill-fated Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (Neither a borrower nor a lender be… etc.).

Here then are the ten most important things to remember as a touring musician that must be memorized in order to survive. There’s no trick to coming out healthy, wealthy and wise at the end of a tour (assuming you started the tour that way), as long as you follow these few simple tenets.

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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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Thursday
Sep032015

13 Awesome Apps For Touring Musicians

Nowadays there are tons of musicians taking it upon themselves to pack up their gear, hop in a working vehicle, and hit the road. Touring is tons of fun and definitely worth the cramped spaces, long haul drives, and occasionally tense moods. Here are 13 of the top apps we recommend for the road to make the most of your touring experience.

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