Planning Your First Tour [Belmont University Series]

The following is an installment in our series of a partnership between TuneCore and students at Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University. In this article, the students at Curb College highlight some key things to consider when planning your first tour. A topic we’ve covered at length, this article contains tons of deeper links that’ll help you dive in even further!

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When To Book Gigs: The Ultimate Guide for Artists

Mastering your pitch to talent buyers & bookers is one thing. Knowing when to reach out & book gigs is another! Read our breakdown of timing by venue type.

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Planning a Tour? 4 Expenses You Need to Consider

Previously, Rich Nardo broke down some tips for saving money on tour. In this piece, we take a look at the inevitable costs an artist must face when planning their next tour.

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A Penny Saved is a Tour Date Earned: How To Save Money on Tour

Touring can get expensive quickly. On top of learning the ‘rules of the road’ as a DIY artist, you’ll benefit from this list of helpful ways to save money while on tour.

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365 Days On the Road: 5 Things I’ve Learned

TuneCore Artist Ellisa Sun breaks down everything she learned while on the road in an RV as a touring musician for a whole year.

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Performing On Cruise Ships: 10 Things To Consider [Belmont University Series]

As part of our on-going partnership with Belmont University’s Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business, this month features insight on the life of a cruise ship performer.

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5 Ways To Maintain the Fans You Made on Your Last Tour

You just got back from your latest tour and you saw those social numbers rise! Now, how do you keep up with these new fans? Rich Nardo breaks it down.

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Secrets For Digitally Advertising Around Your Next Tour

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Rich Nardo.] Depending on your personality type, digital advertising can seem like the simplest thing in the world or completely overwhelming. These days, the powers that be have made it incredibly easy to run ads across several areas of Facebook and Instagram simultaneously, and YouTube advertising is only […]

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Avoid Dead Ends: 6 Tips For Successful Touring as an Independent Artist

[Editors Note: This article was written by Rich Nardo.] If you were to survey one hundred independent musicians who have spent at least a full year touring, I’m willing to bet that at least 75 of them are going to say the experience did not live up to their expectations. Touring is arduous, it’s difficult […]

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100 Days On the Road: 10 Things I’ve Learned [Ellisa Sun]

[Editors Note: This article was written by Ellisa Sun, an artist who decided to hit the road in an RV while pursuing her music career. We loved this road journal about the lessons she learned along the way by day 100 and wanted to share it! Keep up with Ellisa’s journey on her blog.] 100 […]

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