San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Few things beat the thrill of looking around a packed venue of people going crazy for a band and thinking, I did that.
This course is for anyone who wants to arrange and promote live music concerts, breaking down the sometimes intimidating demands of booking gigs. Whether you’re a proto-promoter, a band looking to put on your own killer gigs, or a business looking to host concerts for PR or marketing purposes, Field Day/Eat Your Own Ears promoter Tom Baker will guide you through the basics of finding a venue, promoting the show and taking care of business on the night, including dealing with soundmen, security and the artists themselves – plus, of course, the perils of negotiating profit shares.
Tom Baker is the founder of Eat Your Own Ears and one of the promoters behind the Field Day and Apple Cart festivals, as well as a practically endless list of one-shows and club nights for artists including Atoms For Peace, Florence And The Machine and The XX.
Hosted by Eddy Lawrence, Guardian writer and former music editor of Time Out, who has booked and promoted gigs in venues as diverse as the Camden Barfly, Royal Opera House and Westfield shopping centre.
Date: Tuesday 14 May 2013
Location: The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 9GU
Price: £39 (includes VAT, booking fee and refreshments)
Seminar capacity: 100
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