16 Things Every Touring Musician Should Ask Before Going on Tour

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Whether you’re a seasoned touring musician or about to embark on your first tour, there are many things to take into consideration before hitting the highway. Here are the 16 questions a touring musician should ask before loading up the van: 1) Are Your Gigs Confirmed & Contracts Signed? This might seem like an obvious starting point, but I know numerous touring … Read More

New International Touring Tax Will Hurt Canadian Music Scene

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This week my inbox has been abuzz with emails from friends and industry contacts about the recent touring tax implemented by the federal government, and how the changes will impact the Canadian music scene. What Does the Touring Tax Mean? The touring tax requires that any venue with a primary business other than music (i.e food, liquor, etc.), which also books … Read More

One Bad Son Cross-Canada Tour

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The band and I just got back from a cross-Can tour that included our first extensive tour of Ontario, a 55 hour straight drive through the USA, and a nice week off in our hometown of Saskatoon. We made a ton of new fans in the East, and stopped at every rock radio station from Ottawa to Calgary…which was huge … Read More