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2 How the Concert Industry Works: Who Does What

2 How the Concert Industry Works: Who Does What

Whether you are starting out or you consider yourself to be highly experienced, it is always useful to know the components of your business. I have met many successful musicians who still do not know the difference between promoters and booking agents, for example. I remember working on my first professional tours and the assumptions and mistakes I made about the tour organizers, promoters, and various crew I met. Although the relative roles in the professional setting may seem irrelevant to you now, it is vitally important that you understand how a show is put together and who does what and why. In this section I will outline briefly each person’s role in the planning, booking, or running of a show. Remember you only have one chance when ....


  

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