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About the author:
Mark Workman has been a successful lighting designer and tour manager in the music business since 1983. His list of past and present clients includes Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, Testament, Machine Head, Danzig, Devildriver, Mudvayne, Dio, Queens of the Stone Age, Soulfly, Sepultura, Keel, Steeler and many others.

As a lighting designer, Mark Workman has designed high-impact lighting performances for many music tours, including the infamous Clash of the Titans (Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Alice In Chains, & Suicidal Tendencies) in 1990/1991 and American Carnage 2010 (Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax & Testament), as well as for many music videos and live DVDs such as Machine Head's Elegies DVD filmed at Brixton Academy in London and Megadeth's Rust In Peace Live DVD shot at the Hollywood Palladium.

Mark Workman is also a boxing writer whose feature articles have appeared on BoxingScene and FoxSports.

Chuck Billy, Testament
"A witty and inspiring power punch."

Pittsburgh Music Magazine 10/21/2013
"Mark Workman lays out such a comprehensive strategy to becoming a working tour manager that if one has the will, Workman provides the way. Add to that Workman's writing style that is very smooth, humorous at times, and easy to understand, and you have one hell of a how to guide. It would not be surprising to see Berklee School of Music or The Musicians Institute making this book, or eventually the series, part of their curriculum...it's that good. If you want to get into the music business, are in the music business already, or are like me, and just fascinated with the music business, you will find this to be a treasured find."

One for the Road: How to Be a Music Tour Manager
 

Authored by Mark Workman

As the music business continues to go through many dramatic changes, music groups are quickly discovering that in order to build and sustain a successful career they must stay on the road and do as many shows possible each year. Because of this, skilled tour managers for music groups are now needed more than ever.

In One for the Road: How to Be a Music Tour Manager, Mark Workman shows you how to become a tour manager for a music group in any genre of music; how to organize a music tour the right way; how to effectively complete one; and how to build your career as a music tour manager into a successful one.

Written with an acerbic wit and brutal honesty, Mark Workman pulls no punches in telling you what it's really like to tour the world with a famous music group.


Publication Date:
Nov 21 2012
ISBN/EAN13:
0615726119 / 9780615726113
Page Count:
354
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Music / Genres & Styles / Heavy Metal




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