A NEW ERA OF ROADIE
Wednesday // June 10, 2015
Today's concert crew have undoubtably evolved from the days of Spinal Tap and big hair and have emerged into a new era of professionalism. Roadies are no longer affiliated with the stigma of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but are skilled professionals that have innovated live music production into an experience.
According to Gary Bongiovanni, editor of Pollstar, "Employment opportunities in the live-music industry have never been better. Though record companies have nearly disappeared, road and tech production crew gigs continue to grow" (www.wsj.com).
Artists and bands have become so dependent on live performances, that the amount of concerts, tours, and festivals around the world have dramatically increased in recent years. The demand for instrument technicians, tour managers, lighting specialists, and other crew positions have skyrocketed, making it the best time to be a concert touring professional.
There are even some technicians out there making more money than the musicians they're setting up for! While this isn't common, it sure shows how essential concert touring professionals are, even behind the scenes.
Though the live event industry has evolved over time, the way concert touring professionals find jobs in the entertainment space hasn't. Until now.
Despite TourReady being in a beta testing phase, crew are already getting hired. Sign up or login now to get found by hiring production personnel today. What are you waiting for?