“Yesterday we again had Andy Inglis visit, who delivered two concentrated – and very amusing – sessions, focusing on the tour management and international festivals, all combined in a wonderful mix of solid professional instructions, quirky anecdotes and an occasional sprinkling of Scottish profanity.” – Jesper Mardahl, PROMUS (Aarhus)

With twenty-eight years in the music industry, Andy is often asked by international universities and music business development bodies to talk about his experiences and share his knowledge with those who’re about to follow in his footsteps, primarily in Artist Management, Tour Management, Venue Management and The International Festival Market, but including many other bespoke topics, all with the physical and mental health of artists at their core. You can see a structure of these lectures here.

“Andy’s Masterclass about Tour Managing and the International Festival Market was both very entertaining and extremely helpful at the same time. His very individual style of presenting and his huge experience in the touring and booking business kept the whole group motivated, and was very inspiring.” – Robert Witoschek, MusicPool (Berlin)

Read more testimonials here.

Previous talks, panels and moderating
 London with MusicTank
Independent Music New Zealand Auckland
Music Business School London and Glasgow
Born to be Wide Glasgow
MMF London, Auckland and Wellington
100 Dagar Stord, Norway
Aging Youth, Singapore
BIMM Berlin, London and Brighton
MGMT.Is.Corrupt Singapore
The MMF Wellington
Massey University Wellington
Confetti Nottingham
MusicPool Berlin
dBs Berlin
Bilgi University Istanbul
Generator Belfast and Sunderland
Welsh Music Foundation Cardiff
BRAK Bergen
University of Portsmouth
Dachverband Tanz Deutschland Cologne
Agder University Kristiansand
Musex and MARS Conference, Seinajoki
Trondheim Calling Trondheim
University of Melbourne
The Institute London
Nordic Music Week Stavanger
Bandakademiet Roskilde
Aberdeen Performing Arts Aberdeen
Boxhill Institute Melbourne
Dansk Live Esbjerg
Sibelius Academy Helsinki
STAR Stavanger
Music Export Finland Helsinki
Pit-Spot Aalborg
European Music Fair Warsaw
PXL Hasselt
SØRF Kristiansand
Studenthuset Aalborg
Rhythmic Music Conservatory Copenhagen
Spot Festival Aarhus
Åpent Hus for Music Norway Oslo
The MMF Auckland
Iceland Airwaves Reykjavik
Sørveiv Conference Kristiansand
M For Montreal
East Craigs and Roseburn Primary Schools
, Edinburgh

“Inspirational, funny, knowledgeable, focused and professional through the whole process –
Andy has my highest recommendation as a lecturer on Tour Management, and I hope to have
the opportunity to work with him again.” – 
Trond G. Moe, Project Manager MØST, Oslo

As well as full lectures spanning two days, he also delivers Tour Talks; conversations, lectures and Q&As when actually touring. Many of those who want to learn about the live industry aren’t necessarily keen on an academic environment, so he uses the venues he and his artists are working in as lecture halls, inviting bands, managers, students, members of the public… anyone who’s interested in Tour Management, Venue Management, The International Festival Market or Artist Management to come down for a crash course in whichever topic they’ve agreed to discuss:

Incubate Festival Tilburg
All Years Leaving Festival Birmingham
Iceland Airwaves Festival Reykjavik
Association of Independent Festivals’ Congress Cardiff
Bilgi University Istanbul

Here are some articles he’s written on topics that generate the most discussion/get him animated/annoyed here, including the poison of guest lists, how badly UK festival production compares to the Mainland, how screwed the UK’s small live venues are, why we need to pay our artists more, and the ludicrous misinformation surrounding US Visas for UK artists, plus some testimonials from those who’ve attended (read all here)

“Thank you for an interesting day. Humour, sharpness and new knowledge!”
– Marianne Fruergaard, Bandakademiet, Roskilde, Denmark

“Thanks again for a very inspiring and informative lecture. If only it was like that
every Wednesday.”
– Eero Suojanen, Assembly Point Productions, Helsinki

“The practical information on tour management was second to none. Andy was a great vat of knowledge and entertaining, even when going through more serious topics like budgeting & finance.”
– Lesley-Anne O’Brien, Onslaught Music, UK

Andy was truly inspiring and it was amazing listening to his stories. Where can I start?
I’ve learned so much!”

 Maria Sophie Bissendorf, MOBO, UK

“Brilliant! Definitely worth waking up at 8 a.m. for Andy’s vast insight on the market, which he made oh-so fun to follow.” – Sara Marjoniemi, TV Off, UK

“It was an incredibly interesting, exciting masterclass (with an awesome PowerPoint) and great to learn from someone who’s got this incredible experience”
– Barbara Broggini, Berlin

 “The masterclass was extremely useful for me. Andy offered so much of his knowledge and experiences, and had a great sense of humor which made the masterclass fun and captivating.”
– Anna Daugherty, Berlin

“Thank you so much for sparing some time to come in and visit our classes. The children really enjoyed your visit.”
– Mhari-Louise Teden, Head Teacher, Roseburn Primary School

“Andy was here in SibA to deliver a three hour lecture, and not a single minute of our attention was lost; he was passionate about the subject and engaging as a lecturer. There was not a dull moment and the conviction in what he does on a day-to-day basis was truly inspiring. Those three hours flew by way too quickly. Thank you for sharing your expertise and positive energy, Andy!”
– Sean Lim Liang Hui, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore

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