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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 Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Machine Head, Dio, Danzig, Motorhead, 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, Megadeth's Rust In Peace Live DVD shot at the Hollywood Palladium, Testament's Dark Roots of Thrash Live DVD shot at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY, and Anthrax's Live DVD, Chile On Hell, shot in Santiago, Chile.
"Workman has provided priceless insight with his book which should be studied top-to-bottom by anyone looking to make their living in the business." Blabbermouth.net
Chuck Billy, Testament
"A witty and inspiring power punch."
Pittsburgh Music Magazine
"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
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 as a roadie with a famous music group.
- Publication Date:
- 0615726119 / 9780615726113
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8.5" x 11"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Music / Genres & Styles / Heavy Metal