Artists, do research before planning a European tour. A tour is more successful if it is well prepared. Take your time, do research on places to perform, see how it works out logically.
The road to Europe for a touring artist is easy. You book a plane ticket, get on the boat, take the train or take the car and you're off. On the great adventure of a tour.
But if you want to perform in Europe then there is much more to it. Consider the necessary work permits, the visas that are required for a number of countries, do consider a carnet if you like to bring your instruments along on your trip. Also the tax authorities want to be paid for part of the income, sometimes through the location where you perform sometimes directly from you.
A lot to think about. Our advice is that artists, their representatives, the record company and all band members must do a lot of research to learn all the ins and outs to avoid disappointment before planning a European tour.
Starting the planning a year and a half in advance is actually necessary.
You want to come as a touring artist to perform in Europe so you need locations where you can perform. Whether it's a club tour or a festival tour or you think of living room concerts or even theater concerts.
Of course you can find a lot of information yourself and make contacts on the internet. This takes a huge amount of time and you have to convince the buyer of your qualities. At the same time you have to check very carefully the credentials of the buyer. You are dealing with money deals, always keep that in mind. Even if you play for free you still am involved in the money business.
You can also contact a tour promoter, a talent buyer or a booking agent. Of course, these people to hire cost money and you have to take your budget into account. But these people know the way and have the contacts.
For music venues, there is often a music buyer who looks at who fits into the room programming or is looking for a show opening.
- But what if you can use a social network where artists like you share their experience and perhaps also share their musicians with colleagues?
- You can reach and build a fanbase and you can present your band, your music and videos to the people you really want to reach without spending days and days on the internet try to get in touch, wait for an answer?
- A network where also the music venues, clubs and festivals are connected that are looking for the perfect artist for their program?
It saves the artist an enormous amount of work, time and money, but also the tour and concert promoter, the talent buyer, the booking agent and room holder only have to look at one place.
You came to our website whoisontour so you are probably looking for that performance or for that perfect artist.
Then maybe now it's time to join this social media network and start using the tools that we can offer to promote your show. Whether you are an artist or someone looking for an artist, this is a place where you can store a lot of information and at the same time find and compare a lot of information. Because it is a social network, you can easy communicate with each other here, but you can also view supply and demand anonymously and 'strike' if there is a match for you.