New Video Blog Offers Insights on How to Navigate the Music Industry

One of the challenges young musicians have when entering the industry is the lingua franca used by the music biz. When they encounter something they don’t understand–a term, a situation, a requirement–they’re shy about asking someone to explain what’s going on lest they be called out for their wannabe-ness. That’s wrong.

Chris McKee, a music teacher and agent, is in the process of creating a series of vlogs that helps explain how the industry works. What’s the difference between an agent and a manager? What’s the best way to market and promote a concert? What’s FACTOR and MUCHFact and why are they important?

Here’s the first installment of Inside the Music Industry: “How to be a Tour Manager.”

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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