Otep Shamaya (OTEP) recently came under fire for two separate reasons – issues with The Convalescene (a supporting band on her ‘The Resistance Tour’) and a promoter in Ohio.
First, let’s talk about OTEPs requirement during their set, which is not to allow other bands to sell their merchandise during their performance. In a recently Facebook live video she said it is because she shows other bands respect and ask for them to do the same in return. Do I agree with this? No. I think it is an arrogant excuse to have people watch you babble your radical politics on stage under the...
Hey there! Today, we talk about promoting concerts.
And no, not the how-to, or what-TO-do, or what-NOT-TO-do. We talk about is it worth it.
Well, that all depends on YOU.
I have had the great pleasure of meeting many amazing music industry professionals. Managers, lawyers, accountants, and more are in this list. However, I have NEVER met more people in the industry that CONCERT PROMOTERS.
Concert promotions is the easiest of the music industry jobs to get simply because you contact the venue, contact the bands, organize the show, and BAM! You have a concert.
Know what’s beautiful for people that are new to the industry?
Others than came before you have already done the work for you! I’ll explain…
Let’s say you are a hardcore band looking to go on your first tour. You have zero idea of which markets are beneficial. You don’t know the first thing about touring. All you know is that you want to drive to new locations and play.
Where do you start?
Routing a tour means going and figured out the exactly path you are going to take, or want to take. In my limited touring experience...