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Tour:Smart: And Break the Band

Tour:Smart: And Break the Band
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  • Seller:RushLtd
  • Sales Rank:614,582
  • Languages:English (Published), English (Original Language), English (Unknown)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:1
  • Pages:592
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):3.03
  • Dimensions (in):8.5 x 1.4 x 11
  • Publication Date:September 1, 2007
  • MPN:b/w photos
  • ISBN:0979731305
  • EAN:9780979731303
  • ASIN:0979731305
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  • This 600-page book by Martin Atkins(member of PiL, Pigface, Killing Joke, etc) contains chapters on everything from routing and geography, to drugs, merchandising, and how to get a better live sound. In addition to deposing Martin's 30 years of experience as a touring musician, label owner, and tour manager, Tour:Smart also contains contributions from over 100 industry professionals: musicians

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From packing the right equipment to keeping enough gas in the tank to get home, every aspect of making a successful tour with a band is addressed in this comprehensive guide. More than 100 luminaries and leading organizations from the world of touring—among them Chris Connelly, Henry Rollins, the House of Blues, and the Vans Warped Tour, as well as club owners, tour managers, and even sex advisors—provide handy insider know-how along with insight on mistakes commonly made by novice bands. Chapters address the nitty-gritty of touring, with instructions on how to secure venues and publicity, how to stay healthy on the road, and how to keep the budget in the black. Loaded with hundreds of years' worth of collective hands-on experience from those steeped in the music business, this is a must-have resource for creating an unforgettable tour.

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