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How to Book Your Own Tours #DIY by Ryan Cassata Booking Your Own Tours I booked my first tour, completely DIY style, when I was 15 years old. I wasn’t well-known at all in the music world and I didn’t have a big following, so there was no guarantee that I would pack out venues with screaming fans. All I had at the time were some videos of me performing live on YouTube. That was key, because venues could hear what I actually sounded like live without any vocal effects or edits. HOW DID I BOOK THIS TOUR? It’s important to note that I booked the tour months in advance, when venues still had tons of availability. Plan ahead because space fills up quickly! The first thing I did was map out the distance from city to city of all the places I wanted to stop and perform in. I was doing an East Coast tour which makes things easier because major cities on the North East Coast are much closer together then in the middle of the country or even in the West Coast. I made my tour map with specific dates that I wanted to play in each city, and saved it in a document on my computer so I could reference it. [ Read 1,219 more words ]
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