ADVICE FOR asPiRIng tour managers

Want to be a Tour Manager? Interested in what the role entails? A sadist who likes to laugh at the misfortune of others? This one’s for you

Why Your Favourite Band Can’t Play Your Hometown. Yet.

For frustrated fans who’re tired of noticing their favourite artist is playing X and Y town but never their own. This explains the reasons.

Music Industry Conferences Suck

Ten suggestions to make conference seminars more inclusive and less boring.
They could start by inviting less middle-aged white men

The Great North American

For those who enjoy music, road trips and long reads, here’s 27,000 thousand words
on the story of East India Youth’s first North American tour in the summer of 2015;
a cautionary tale for any artist considering a trip to the most unforgiving music market there is

The Hopes and Dreams of a Tour Manager:
on The Road With Savages

At 35,000 words this is a (very) long read and in-depth insight into just how hard it is to tour with the hottest band in the world across the small venues of mainland Europe. Essential reading for those who’re keen to get into Tour Management

10 Years After The Station Nightclub Disaster,
Have We Learned Nothing?

“People went to the bathrooms looking for windows, they fell unconscious, then others crawled on top of them to get to the windows. Their bodies were found in piles almost two metres high”

We Have Lost One of Our Beacons of Integrity
(for Drowned in Sound)

Andrew Hung of Fuck Buttons writes passionately about the closure of The Luminaire

RIP The Luminaire (by Howard Monk)

London-based promoter and friend of The Luminaire reflects on its passing

Remembering Nick Talbot of Gravenhurst

Reflections on the art, life and sudden death of a great British musician