How to Tour 101- Band as a Business
www.simplifiedmusic.com photo by Adam Schultz
Simplified from Charlotte NC has moved quickly up the ranks of local favorites to national touring ensemble. For the guys in Simplified, daily work revolves around playing (the group plays 4-6 nights a week), shooting videos, taking photos, maintaining websites and blogs, writing and recording, traveling, touring and creating a scenario where the band functions as a business.
Bands cannot funtion this efficiently without dedicated personel. The guys in Simplified understand each facet of the music business and what they don’t understand, they have the where withall to seek information. They also understand success is not an overnight endeavor and requires a structured plan of achievable goals and upward direction.
Bands usually don’t start as businesses but end up as one. Be sure the crew you work with are dedicated and commited to the long term relationship that is band as business.