The Road to Tour Management is a one day course run by the Music Managers Forum in partnership with Music Tank. Presented by Erik Nielsen and Andy Inglis, the course will cover subjects such as how to get gigs, direct-to-fan ticketing, booking agents and promoters, how to budget and - perhaps! - make a profit, and international touring. Erik will also be discussing merchandise - what to produce, how to make it, and how to sell it.
Andy will be taking over for the rest of the afternoon, and will be presenting “A Day in the Life” of a tour. From who does what, to looking after yourself - physically and mentally - whilst on tour, Andy will divulge what it’s really like to be on the road, how to keep the band happy, and the importance of planning and accounting.
The day will be finished off with a Q&A session with both Erik and Andy.
The 1-day course is running on Tuesday 10th January, from 10am-5pm at the University of Westminster. Tickets cost £120 (inc.VAT) but MMF members can claim a 50% discount, whilst other trade body members can claim 25%. Email email@example.com to get your discount code!
MMF board member Erik Nielsen has been a touring production manager (starting out as a 'roadie'), and now focuses on artist management, working with artists such as Elton John, Bryan Ferry, James Blunt, and 2CELLOS. Erik also presents the popular MMF Induction Day.
Andy Inglis has managed bands and set up record labels. He also co-founded The Luminaire music venue, which won London Venue of the Year and UK Venue of the Year in its first two years. He has also tour managed Savages. He now manages and tour manages the Mercury Prize-nominated artist East India Youth, and lectures around the UK and mainland Europe.
The event will take place in the Cayley Rooms 152-153, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW. The nearest tube station is Oxford Circus which is on Central, Bakerloo and Victoria lines.The university is a 1 minute walk from Oxford Circus tube station, in the direction of the BBC.