Welcome to Frequency – John Robb’s Guide to the Music Industry. In the first instalment of this new monthly series, John shares his experience of working in the business, beginning with his thoughts on tour managers.
John Robb is a musician, record producer, music journalist, broadcaster and author of several books about bands. Which means he knows a thing or two about the business of music.
So, Creative Times asked him if, in return for a huge cash advance, a five album deal and Simon Cowell’s mobile number (for song-choice tips), he’d share his vast experience of the industry in a monthly series of short videos.
He agreed, but thankfully didn’t read the small print.
In his first two minute missive, he asks a very important question: What does a tour manager actually do?