Touring Nationally and Internationally

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Like anything, planning ahead will result in a better outcome. Touring is absolutely not the place where you want to ignore this. So what should you focus on? How do you tour the region, let-a-lone overseas? This course is packed with reputable touring information for both national and international interests.
Module 1 When is a Band Ready to Tour?
It's vital that artists understand that you need to have a few things in place before you start touring interstate, nationally and/or internationally.
Unit 1 Ellen Kirk - When Is A Band Ready For A National Tour [00:37]
Unit 2 Ellen Kirk - Pros And Cons Of Touring Internationally [01:01]
Unit 3 HITS - When is a Band Ready to Tour Europe? [6:42]
Unit 4 Jess Carroll - When Is A Band Ready For International Tours [01:23]
Unit 5 Mia Dyson - When is an Artist Ready to Tour North America? [1:52]
Unit 6 Mirko Vogel - When is a Band Ready to Tour Europe [2:31]
Unit 7 Paul Watson - When Is a Band Ready to Tour Nationally? [2:31]
Unit 8 Seja - When is a Band Ready to Tour Nationally [1:11]
Module 2 Logistical Factors You Need to Consider Ahead of Any Touring
Our tour experts fill us in on what you need to consider before planning a tour. High priority components, timelines, team members etc.
Unit 1 Ellen Kirk - Importance Of Time Management In Regards To Venues [00:45]
Unit 2 Ellen Kirk - How To Choose Venue And Support Acts For Your Tour [01:34]
Unit 3 Ellen Kirk - Can You Ask Other Bands To Help Out On Your Tour [00:30]
Unit 4 Ellen Kirk - Can You Use A Travel Agent To Make Arrangements [01:19]
Unit 5 Ellen Kirk - Transport Whilst On Tour [00:45]
Unit 6 Ellen Kirk - Personnell To Take On Tour [00:42]
Unit 7 Ellen Kirk - Organising Accommodation [00:45]
Unit 8 Ellen Kirk - Managing Timezone Difference [00:23]
Unit 9 Ellen Kirk - Making Time For Interviews On Tour [00:30]
Unit 10 Ellen Kirk - Factors To Consider Before Going On Tour [01:27]
Unit 11 Ellen Kirk - Importance Of Making A Timeline For Touring [01:10]
Unit 12 Geoff Bell - What To Consider Ahead Of Booking A Tour [01:04]
Unit 13 HITS - European Timelines, Timeframes Etc. [3:11]
Unit 14 HITS - Booking Gigs in Europe [1:40]
Unit 15 Husky Gawenda - Touring Europe: Things to Consider [2:51]
Unit 16 Jess Carroll - Considerations Before Planning International Tours [03:33]
Unit 17 Jess Carroll - Pros And Cons Of International Touring [02:11]
Unit 18 Mia Dyson - Things to Consider Ahead of a North American Tour [2:21]
Unit 19 Mia Dyson - North American Tour Timelines [1:54]
Unit 20 Mirko Vogel - Logistics of Planning an Australian Tour [10:39]
Unit 21 Mirko Vogel - Logistics of Planning a North American Tour [7:13]
Unit 22 Mirko Vogel - Things to Consider Ahead of a European Tour [12:16]
Unit 23 Paul Watson - Things to Consider Ahead of National Tour [1:36]
Unit 24 Seja - Things to Consider While Planning a National Tour [2:19]
Unit 25 Seja - What to Discuss Before Making Bookings [1:05]
Module 3 The Pro's and Con's of using a Booking Agent and/or Tour Manager
When planning a national tour, using experienced booking agents and tour managers can contribute to the making of a successful tour. But how much of it can you do yourself? Probably most of it, if you're up for the adventure. Let's hear from our speakers about their personal experiences.
Unit 1 Ellen Kirk - Benefits Of Having A Tour Manager And Venue Booker [00:49]
Unit 2 Ellen Kirk - Benefits Of Having A Local Tour Manager For International Tours [01:05]
Unit 3 Jess Carroll - Benefits Of Local Tour Managers [02:22]
Unit 4 Mia Dyson - Using Local Booking Agents and Tour Managers [1:23]
Unit 5 Mia Dyson - What you Need to Discuss with your North American Booking Agent [1:42]
Unit 6 Mirko Vogel - Pros and Cons of a Local Tour Manager [1:59]
Unit 7 Mirko Vogel - Pros and Cons of Having a Tour Manager and Booking Agent [3:01]
Unit 8 Seja - Pros and Cons of Booking an Agent and Tour Manager [1:57]
Module 4 What Makes a Good Tour Manager?
What skills and qualities should you look for in a Tour Manager?
Unit 1 Ellen Kirk - Qualities Of A Good Tour Manager [01:41]
Unit 2 Mirko Vogel - Qualities and Skills of a Tour Manager [1:03]
Unit 3 Mia Dyson - Required Skills and Qualities of a Tour Manager [0:44]
Unit 4 Paul Watson - Surviving Life On the Road as a Tour Manager [1:17]
Unit 5 Seja - Tour Manager Skills and Qualities [2:23]
Module 5 Understanding the Role of the Tour Manager
We ask our speakers what exactly Tour Managers do - and more importantly, what they don't do. Understanding boundaries and roles.
Unit 1 Ellen Kirk - What Does A Tour Manager Do, How Do They Get Paid [01:15]
Unit 2 Ellen Kirk - How To Become A Tour Manager [00:28]
Unit 3 Mia Dyson - What do Tour Managers do? [2:54]
Unit 4 Mirko Vogel - Responsibilities of a Tour Manager [5:29]
Unit 5 Mirko Vogel - Responsibilities of a Tour Manager in Europe [2:32]
Unit 6 Paul Watson - What Does a Tour Manager Do? [0:40]
Unit 7 Seja - What Do Tour Managers Do or NOT Do? [2:13]
Module 6 What Should We Pay A Tour Manager?
Pay rates can range a great deal depending on the size of the tour, how experienced the Tour Manager is and what the agreed set of roles/tasks are.
Unit 1 Mia Dyson - What do North American Tour Managers Get Paid? [0:30]
Unit 2 Mirko Vogel - Budgeting for a European Tour Manager [2:27]
Unit 3 Seja - How Much Do Tour Managers Get Paid [0:29]
Module 7 The Importance of Always Having a Plan B, C and D
What potentially calamitous things can happen on tour? Disaster management is an essential part of tour preparation. You need to consider all the worst things that could potentially happen and be prepared to act quickly!
Unit 1 Ellen Kirk - How To Manage Unexpected Situations For Tours [00:45]
Unit 2 Mia Dyson - Things That Could go Wrong [1:25]
Unit 3 Mirko Vogel - The Importance of Having a Plan B [1:50]
Unit 4 Mirko Vogel - Dealing with Emergencies on Tour [2:32]
Unit 5 Paul Watson - The Importance of Having a Plan B [2:48]
Module 8 The Tour Book
What is a tour book, is it a good idea and what should it include?
Unit 1 Ellen Kirk - Who Gets A Tour Book [00:57]
Unit 2 Jess Carroll - Tour Books [01:07]
Unit 3 Mia Dyson - Tour Books [2:06]
Unit 4 Mirko Vogel - The Importance of a Tour Book [7:21]
Unit 5 Paul Watson - The Tour Book [1:02]
Unit 6 Seja - Tour Books [0:40]
Module 9 Mistakes to Avoid
Common mistakes artists and their teams make when touring Australia.
Unit 1 Ellen Kirk - East Coast Vs National Tour Pros And Cons [00:54]
Unit 2 Ellen Kirk - International Tours Unexpected Situations [00:31]
Unit 3 Ellen Kirk - Mistakes Made In Tour Planning [00:48]
Unit 4 Jess Carroll - Mistakes Made On International Tours [01:18]
Unit 5 Jess Carroll - Common Issues On International Tours [01:00]
Unit 6 Fred Smith - Common Mistakes Artists Make [0:39]
Unit 7 Mia Dyson - Mistakes to Avoid when Touring North America [3:52]
Unit 8 Mirko Vogel - Common Mistakes to Avoid When Touring Europe [1:56]
Unit 9 Mirko Vogel - Common Mistakes to Avoid When Touring North America [6:24]
Unit 10 Mirko Vogel - Common Mistakes When Touring Australia [1:34]
Unit 11 Seja - Common Touring Mistakes [1:21]
Module 10 Tips and Tools for Touring
Some handy tips and tools for people interested in touring nationally in Australia.
Unit 1 Ellen Kirk - Dietary Requirements On Tour [00:23]
Unit 2 HITS - European Tour Tips and Tools [1:57]
Unit 3 Seja - Touring Tips and Tools [0:46]

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