FREE Touring Seminar on Ustream!

by Jason on May 25, 2010 · 5 comments

in Business, JPQ Tour, Pay-What-You-Want

I will be giving a FREE touring seminar on Ustream on Wednesday, June 2nd at 6:00pm Pacific Time!

JPQ Tour Bus??

You Too Can Live The Dream!

I just returned from a two-week West Coast tour with my band, The Jason Parker Quartet. The tour was a huge success on all fronts, and I learned a ton acting as booking agent, PR firm, marketing director, tour manager, driver, band leader and trumpet player!

Wearing all those different hats really showed me what it takes to launch a successful tour. We had a great time, played all sorts of cool venues, sold tons of CD’s, made contacts along the way and even came home with money in our pockets…so much so that I was able to pay my band 50% more than I had originally planned!

Since this is all so fresh in my mind I thought I’d give a touring seminar to share what I have learned in the hopes that I can help you have a successful tour as well. With all the negative talk about the industry and the economy, I want to show that it can be done. With a little planning and some good ideas you too can have a fun, successful and profitable tour!

I will be holding the seminar live on Ustream on Wednesday, June 2nd at 6:00pm Pacific Time (click here to see what time that is where you are). Topics will include: booking the tour, contacting clubs, writing and sending press releases, budgeting, equipment rental, finding accommodations and anything else that comes up. I imagine the bulk of the time will be spent taking your questions and answering them as best I can, so come prepared with some topics you’d like me to discuss.

The seminar is free of charge!

My goal here is simply to share what I’ve learned and help you live your dream, as I just lived mine!

I hope you can join me. If you can’t make the live broadcast, I will record the seminar and it will be available to stream after the fact.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Sunna Gunnlaugs May 25, 2010 at 4:12 pm

What a great idea! Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend.

Mike Venti May 25, 2010 at 4:38 pm

It’s great of you to share what you’ve learned. I’ll try to tune in.

Glad to hear the tour went well!

Twitter: 1WorkinMusician
May 25, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Thanks guys! I’m excited to share some of my new-found knowledge. If I can have a successful and profitable tour, I don’t see any reason why you can’t too!

Twitter: Chodgesmusic
May 26, 2010 at 7:48 pm

I’ll be there, man. I can’t wait.

Twitter: hilbilyhellcats
June 1, 2010 at 1:30 am

You learned a great deal doing everything? Damn right. There is very little relating to touring in the indie world that you can trust anyone else to do correctly.
I hope you include a spreadsheet of your tour expenses and income. In particular, I would like to see how you calculated vehicle costs.

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