Become A Professional Touring Musician
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Become A Professional Touring Musician

Learn to find shows, set up a tour and return year after year and bring home profit.
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Created by Howard Wooden
Last updated 7/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 26 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Find well paying gigs
  • Develop and keep good contact info
  • Develop a Press Kit
  • Set Up a legal business
  • Set Up A Tour
  • Prepare Your Show
  • Prepare for Road Life
  • How to set up yearly tours
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Requirements
  • Desire to learn
Description

Become A Professional Touring Musician is a course for the new or experienced musician who desires to make a living at performing music either full time or part time. This course is not about becoming a better musician. That is up to your talent and work commitment. This course of for musicians who have worked hard to master their instrument, composed and practiced the music and want to make a living performing. Studying music and becoming an accomplished instrumentalist, singer or composer are only half the skills necessary to becoming a successful touring musician. In order to make a living and grow your audience and popularity, you must also study the business side of the music world. By applying and practicing the concepts presented here with the same enthusiasm and commitment as your art, you will be able to earn the type of money that can sustain a long career.

Everything presented here works. It will be hard at first, because developing the business mind seems contrary to the more creative mind of the artist. There are many variations of the concepts and overtime you will find your unique viewpoint and develop your own processes and you may find that this side of your life can also be very creative and fulfilling. All of the material here was developed through years of experimental trial & error. Making mistakes is good, trying new ideas for promotion, product sales, performance are similar to the first draft of a song. You work with it, workshop it to others, get feedback, re-write and start again until it works. Take the concepts presented and make them work for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • Musicians who want to earn money performing music part time or full time
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:27
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Define Who You Are!
1 Lecture 02:10
Define Who You Are
02:10
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Record Keeping/Contact List
1 Lecture 03:30

Importance of detailed record keeping.

Record Keeping/Contact List
03:30
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Where/How to find gigs?
1 Lecture 05:10
Where/How to find Gigs
05:10
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Developing a Press Kit
1 Lecture 03:45
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Setting Up A Legal Business/Contracts/Unions
1 Lecture 03:23
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Setting Up A Tour
1 Lecture 03:02
Setting Up Your Tour
03:02
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Preparing Your Show
1 Lecture 03:21
Lecture Eight: Prepare Your Show
03:21
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Preparing For The Road
2 Lectures 07:26

Preparing your vehicle, clothing, and products for your tour.

Lecture Ten: Vehicle Prep/Clothing/Product Sales
04:40
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Pre Tour Promo
1 Lecture 03:10
Lecture Eleven: Pre-Tour Promo Campaign
03:10
3 More Sections
About the Instructor
Howard Wooden
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64 Students
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Audio/Video/Graphic Artist

Howard Wooden moved to Vermont and for a time was a small school teacher and Principal before returning to full time music as a member of the Folk group Woods Tea Co. which toured for 28 years around the US performing 120+ shows a year and were featured on two PBS music specials: “An Evening with the Woods Tea Co.” and “A Lively Evening with the Woods Tea Co." Howard owns and operates HS STUDIO an audio/video/graphic arts studio serving the New England region.