the-torey-storey said: Have you learned alot about the biz talking to owners of the venues? or just generally other artists
Yeah! I really did learn a lot by working with and talking to venue owners and concert promoters. It taught me a lot about what’s awesome and what’s not so awesome about the touring industry. When you’re traveling to venues all across the country it really makes you appreciate when they get it right - a friendly promoter and awesome sound guy go a long way.
I also totally lucked out with Jenny, Mike, and Elliot. They’re all really smart and know a thing or two about touring and the music industry. Being able to hear them talk about their own experiences gave me a kind of unique insight into the musician’s perspective, which you rarely get in a college classroom.
When you’re tour managing (or artist managing too I suppose) you’re basically working as the middle man between the artist and the business, so being able to understand both perspectives is really important. I learned A LOT on this tour, and I can’t wait to get back on the road because I feel like I have so much more to learn, you know? LEARNING!