TourReady, Inc. today announced the much-anticipated release of the first iPhone app to help freelancers find work on tours and at concerts and festivals. The TourReady app enables freelance crew with a paid “Get Hired” subscription to have full access to TourReady’s most important features while on the go.
Not too long ago, the only people working gigs were in the music industry. Today, more and more people are picking up freelance work and joining the newly phrased “Gig Economy” movement - where people are hired for a particular task or a defined period of time. Though this has been the norm in the live music industry for years, on-demand employment is shaking up the labor market and changing how freelancers are viewed across different industries.
Did you tune in to witness the bizarre moments of MTV’s 32nd Annual Video Music Awards? If not, we highly suggest that you stream this year’s show soon.
This years VMA’s weren’t all about Moonman trophies and drab acceptance speeches. It was chock full of jaw dropping moments that can only be explained as outrageous and slightly disturbing. From Miley Cyrus’s scandalous outfit lineup, to Justin Bieber crying, to Kanye running for President – the VMA’s were an emotional rollercoaster from beginning to end (quite literally for the Biebs)....
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.
With TourReady being so new, we get a ton of questions on social media asking how TourReady is different than other job sites, industry email chains, social media groups, and other alternatives that are available to concert touring professionals. We're ready to dissect the truth on how you can REALLY find work, by just having a profile on TourReady.
When is TourReady going to end its beta, and what cool new features can we expect? We're ready to round up all of the TourReady release rumors and bring you everything there is to know about TourReady so far. TourReady is adding cool new features during the public beta, such as a better calendar and a faster way to post jobs. Although this process takes time, it should only last a few more weeks.
We can't simplify everything in your life, but we sure can help you find crew to hire! Imagine being able to quickly find crew for a gig – whether you need them for a few days or a few months. TourReady allows YOU to be in control and find available and qualified crew at your convenience and on your terms. TourReady lets you create unlimited job postings, alleviating some of the stress that comes from working in the live event industry!
TourReady is live, and we couldn't be more excited! After a year of extensive industry research and development, you can officially become a part of the Touring Revolution. Until now, concert professionals have been asking themselves the age old question of what's next? Unless you've been blessed with an ongoing tour for the last decade, the majority of touring professionals jump from one tour to the next, without guarantee of their next gig. And that's where we can help.