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"Be creative when selling yourself."
"Being able to support live music is the best."
Ensuring high-quality sound for music performances
How to manage everything for live music events
"Only continue if you feel passionate about it."
"Think very carefully about what you want."
"It's amazing what you learn from being nosy!"
Develop the creative & artistic vision of an event
Serving meals and drinks for the artists and crew
"There's no risk of ever getting bored."
How to work with choirs, orchestras and ensembles
Working with the public at live music events
"The best thing about my job is making something work again."
“I love seeing results from my work in print.”
"If you believe you're the best, go out and prove it."
How to represent musicians and songwriters
"The best things were the lectures and masterclasses."
"Many don't realise what technicians actually do."
Looking after instruments and backline equipment
Working to develop singing ability and technique
Singing pop, rock, jazz, RnB soul, blues or folk
"Never be afraid to ask questions."
"Stay focused – there will be knockbacks."
How to entertain live audiences by playing music
Controlling all aspects of a live performance
Scheduling a programme of music events
"I get to see a great deal of live music!"
“You have to stay focused.”
"It's the quirks of production that make songs stand out."
How to create routines for singers to peform
"You need an ear for the smallest detail."
"I like it when band and audience really connect."
Creating firework or pyrotechnic displays
"Learn as much as you can on what interests you."
"Music publishing lets you support what creative people actually want."
"Your past experience is your toolbox of ideas."
How to organise every aspect of a live music event
"I'm the one who knows how to make things work."
How to organise a band or musician on tour
"Strive to be better and learn all the time."
How to create your own original song material
Working backstage for tours, festivals and events
"Volunteer. We all started out that way."
"It sounds clichéd, but don’t give up."
How to represent musicians for events
"At curtain down, I get a well-earned pint!"
Pop, indie, rock, jazz, RnB soul, blues and folk
Installing audio and visual equipment for events
I’ve coached West End performers – and X-Factor stars."
"Get yourself out there and soak it up like a sponge!"
"In this business, it's all about networking."
"I am always aware of how the shows are selling."
How to publicise music acts, concerts and gigs
"Band managers aren't always like the stereotype."
How to plan the lighting for live events
"Use your tools to become part of the orchestra."
"Be reliable, or nobody will call you again."
"60 years old, still stomping around in muddy fields!"
"Keep knocking on doors. Make the most of any break you get."
How do I get noticed as a singer/songwriter?
Our resident expert John Douglass answers this question posted by Monique McGhan
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