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Set Design for Touring Bands

Set Design for Touring Bands

January 17, 2018

Many bands don’t think of set design unless they’re touring large venues on a regular basis. Even then, some only go as far as putting a large backdrop or banner. However, touring acts have the ability to kick things up a notch by applying some creativity, lessons from theatre, and special effects from magic shows […]

8 Tools Every Touring Musician Must Have

8 Tools Every Touring Musician Must Have

January 11, 2018

I’ve written plenty about travel tips in the past, from articles on saving money to hacking fly out shows. Today, I wanted to provide some recommendations for specific gadgets, tools, and things that every road warrior should have. Aside from the obvious (extra strings, quality cases, etc.), these are some of the things that I […]

Looking for Artists and Music Industry Pros to Interview

Looking for Artists and Music Industry Pros to Interview

January 8, 2018

I’m going to be launching a new effort and am looking for artists and those who work in the music industry to interview/be featured. If you’re interested, please send an email to info@laststopbooking.com with the following: Name: Contact Phone: Website: Social Media handles/websites: Role in the music business (artist, producer, entertainment lawyer, etc): Your best […]

How to Keep Your Tour Bus/Van Properly Maintained

How to Keep Your Tour Bus/Van Properly Maintained

January 2, 2018

If you are going to be doing any kind of extended touring, it’s important to do some basic maintenance and preparation on the vehicle to prevent any unexpected breakdowns. Some of the basic things that you can check on your vehicle and/or trailer should include: Tires: Inspect all tires (including spare tires) to make sure […]

4 Strategies for Using Linkedin in Your Music Career

4 Strategies for Using Linkedin in Your Music Career

December 28, 2017

Linkedin is a social networking site that has a specific focus on careers, education, and industry networking. It also happens to be a site underutilized by musicians. Here are some of the key benefits for using Linkedin as a professional musician: The opportunity to network with people directly involved in the music industry Access to […]

How to Work a Crowd

How to Work a Crowd

December 14, 2017

When you are on stage, your main goal isn’t to play a good set, to sell records, to overcome nervousness, or to impress someone in the industry. Your main goal should be entertaining the crowd. You can entertain a crowd in a number of ways: Performing well Adding creativity and spontaneity to the show Interacting […]

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Bill McNally, Burnside Distribution Co
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