Billboard + Bandsintown Tour Indexes Launch With Billie Eilish, Letterkenny Problems At #1

Just weeks after Bandsintown launched twenty-four Worldwide, US and City Live Music Charts, the top-ranked concert discovery platform has added the Billboard + Bandsintown Tour Index, four new weekly touring indexes available exclusively on Billboard. The Billboard + Bandsintown Index is comprised of four new weekly charts: Global Top Artists,… Continue Reading

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Live Nation Delivers Record Operating Income As Revenue Drops In Q3

Live Nation Entertainment has reported both record operating income and adjusted operating income for the third quarter of 2019. According to Live Nation, operating income grew 11% in the quarter and 12% year-to-date while AOI grew 11% in the quarter and 13% year-to-date, handily beating last year’s Q3 results which… Continue Reading

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Planning A Tour? 4 Expenses You Need To Keep In Mind

Touring is often difficult and expensive, but through careful planning, there is a good deal artists can do to to at least mitigate the latter of these issues. Here we look at four major cost drains that artists need to prepare for in advance in order to avoid inviting financial… Continue Reading

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Guide To Enjoying Your Outdoor Music Festival Experience

There’s more to an outdoor music festival than just seeing your favorite bands perform, and whether you’re making a pilgrimage across the country or just heading to your local fairgrounds, there are host of sights, sounds, and experiences which await you. Here’s we look at to prepare appropriately so as… Continue Reading

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Why Improvisation Is Great For Seasoned Musicians, As Well As Those Just Beginning To Learn Music

When performing on stage or learning a new piece of music, musicians typically view their playing one of two ways, good or poor. Unfortunately, this binary way of look at music can do real harm to our growth as an artist, harm which can be rectified through the power of… Continue Reading

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MUSO Raises $1M To Expand Its Live Music Marketplace

Muso has raised $1 million in a seed funding round that will be used to accelerate the growth of its two-sided live music marketplace. Founded in 2018 by co-founders, Jeremiah Siemianow, Brandon Crimmins and Alan Jin the Australia based startup helps up-and-coming local musicians find and book live gigs while… Continue Reading

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Please Tour Responsibly: Dealing With Chaos On The Road

Here industry veteran Stacy Wiseman dispenses some sage advice on how to expect the unexpected and keep the train on the rails while on tour, drawing from her considerable experience working with artists like Lizzo, Hannibal Buress, Iliza Shlesinger, and others. __________________________ Guest post from AWAL This is the second… Continue Reading

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IEBA Names 2019 Tour Industry Award Winners

Live entertainment trade group IEBA wrapped the 49th edition of its annual conference on Tuesday night with the Honors & Awards Ceremony. The awards included the induction of new IEBA Hall of Fame members Joan Jett alongside manager and producer Kenny Laguna, promoter Larry Vallon, Warped Tour creator Kevin Lyman,… Continue Reading

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When To Book Gigs: The Ultimate Artist’s Guide

As with so many things, timing is everything in the music business, and while many artists may spend countless hours perfecting their pitch to venues, no amount of preparations is enough if you make your booking inquiries at the wrong time. Here, we look at the ‘when’ side of booking… Continue Reading

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Marketing Tips For Touring Artists

It may be a busy and demanding time for a musician, but letting your marketing slip because you’re on tour is a huge mistake. Here we look at some key tips for how artists can keep their marketing game strong while on the road. ____________________________ Guest post by Ainsley Lawrence… Continue Reading

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