Roadie, Inc. - How to Gain and Keep a Career in the Live Music Business

‘Roadie, Inc’ is the definitive guide to starting out as technician, working for bands on tour. The book details the exact steps you need to take in order to find work as a sound engineer, back line tech, lighting engineer, tour manager, touring stylist or driver. There is also comprehensive information on non-touring roles such as artist manager, music booking agent and concert promoter. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781458171955
About Andy Reynolds

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 The Pierces, Maverick Sabre, 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 also the author of ‘The Tour Book – How to get Your Music on the Road’, the musicians definitive guide to gigging and touring.

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.

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Roadie, Inc - get a job touring with bands
I wrote ‘Roadie, Inc’ to help you find out how to work with bands on tour. Dozens of bands are playing gigs in every town, every night - most of them will employ one or more crew. But how do you get employed by a band on tour? How do you learn how the live music business really works? I have answered these questions in this book. ‘Roadie, Inc’ is written to help you - the road crew of tomorrow.

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