|Tour the World with House Concerts - Try This at Home
Susan Enan will show some video clips of her travels and how she put a world tour together, and answer you questions about 1. how it was accomplished, 2. how she would do it differently next time, and 3. how other artists can use what she learned to put together tours for themselves.
|From Musician to Artist - Own Your Voice, Blaze Your Trail
International recording artist Vinx will share exercises he uses as founder of his Songwriter Soul Kitchen workshops and as a professor at Berklee College of Music.
|Fan-Funding and Beyond: Partnering with Fans to Record and Tour
Jesse Terry and Fran Snyder will talk about new and established ways to make your fans care enough to fund and help you achieve your goals.
|Get Your Show on the Road
Jason LeVasseur will inspire you pursue your passion, to make room for your dreams, and to use your gifts to connect with a growing audience. Jason's extensive career on the college circuit has earned him a slew of awards, and makes him an ideal advisor for anyone interested in touring american colleges.
|Become an International Touring Artist
Suzahn Fiering gives a step-by-step overview on how to work as performer. She talks about how to set up your business even in your spare time; your arsenal of supplies; what books to buy; finding your niche; mining your leads; how to route your tours; how to travel, stay and eat cheap; how to stay healthy on the road; how to get invited back; how to talk to promoters, agents and bookers; gig etiquette; how to set goals; how to prepare presentation materials on and off the internet; the art of negotiating; how to access the media; promo, publicity, marketing and advertising-what they are; getting funding; when to quit your day job; how to stay connected on the road; Zen and the Art of Road Maintenance.
|New Paradigms for Profitable and Enjoyable Touring
Fran Snyder will explain that home is where the heart of touring is. From a base of living room and other non-traditional venues, an artist can build a fanbase BEFORE playing public venues that require a draw to be worthwhile. It's time to get real about what works and doesn't work for the touring artist, now and in the uncertain future.
|<||Build Stronger Progressions for your Lyrical Message.
Jenn Adams will share five composer tips to quickly build guitar and songwriting skills. Chord construction and scale relationship are the key to your musical foundation. Hear a melody and find it in your hands. Match compelling lyrics with the right chord colors. Your career depends on your songwriting skills. Raise the bar!