Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fun and Functional Tour Riders

We have previously mentioned how Van Halen ensured that their tour rider was read and followed. Iggy & the Stooges have a different approach. The band's stage manager Jos Grain has written one that is so funny that it invites careful reading. For example, in describing the monitor mix for guitar, it says, "clear and bright, like the Sound of jackboots on wet cobblestones, on a beautiful spring morning in 1932, just before it all went sour..." The Smoking Gun provides the complete document.

Iggy Pop And The Stooges And The Seven Dwarfs

Should you need to prepare your own technical rider, you could use this as a model, but it might be better to start with something more basic. And rather than starting from scratch, make use of our Music Business Contracts collection. It is available on the computer by the reference desk. Among the contracts is Booking: Artist Technical Rider. You can print or copy the contracts then add your own creative flourishes if you desire.

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