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13 Years on the Road: Nothing Is Impossible | Tour Manager Jack McCutcheon

Tour managers are often overlooked and under-appreciated. They make a massive impact on the success of a tour, by keeping everything on track and preventing the tour from crumbling under pressure.

If you want to go to the next level and play larger shows, turn a profit (or at least break even), you need to learn how to tour manage yourself properly.

Jack McCutcheon is an experienced tour manager with over 13 years on the road. He joins us to share his insights about what it takes to be a great tour manager in today's music industry. Listen now to learn more about tour management for your DIY band!

What you’ll learn:

  • How the pandemic has affected up and coming artists
  • Getting ready for your first tour
  • Growing relationships with headlining artists
  • The tour manager’s job description
  • When to start planning your tour
  • How to budget for touring income
  • Tour routing tools and strategies
  • Why playing smaller venues is better than playing larger venues
  • Giving 110% – even if there are only a few people in the venue

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