Over a year ago someone posted a question in a Nashville drummers Facebook group asking how to tour manage for an artist, as well as drum. Yes, it's a great idea, and one of a number of revenue streams we can get out on the road. I was set to go on the Country Music Cruise the following January and had every intention of having all kinds of free time that week, to sit and write a good blog on the topic. I got it half written before TM life took over. Since then, I was so busy doing it, I never had time to sit and write about it. That is, until corona....
I've spent my pandemic building Music City 101 and writing music business classes to help creatives. These concepts and mindsets not only apply to this town, but to any entertainment center. This Monday's class (July 20th 8:00 European Time MET) gets right to this question: "Side Man To Artist Manager In 4 Years." Along the way, I became bandleader, then tour manager, before artist manager. I still hold those titles with my main artist gig, David Ball, and various combinations of those duties with other artists.
I'll talk about the strategy and mindset I used to get there. We'll discuss all the highlights I have enjoyed with various Nashville rising stars and legends, culminating in Warner Music Nashville & Omnivore Recordings cooperating in the reissue of David's career-defining "Thinkin' Problem" 25th Anniversary deluxe package and subsequent 2019 tour.
These strategies and mindsets can help you succeed on any gig or job you have in the entertainment industry.
- No subscription fees & no membership fees.
- Pay as you go, for as many classes as you want.
- Each class is a 60 minute music business class, with live chat and unlimited follow-up in the private Facebook group: Music City 101 Community.
My hope is that some part of my experience will spark ideas that you could can take and use in your own situation. And I will discuss other revenue streams we can find on the road in addition to, or an alternate to Tour Management.
Hope to see you Monday night. Let's create some opportunities for you...
In David Ball's home studio recording his 2018 record "Come See Me"