Music Industry Vet. Large Scale Event Pro.
What you'll learn
There are a lot of good event planners and managers out there. Most specialize in a specific field and repeat the same process over and over. Not that there is anything wrong with that. The problems occur when event planners step out of their comfort zone to plan events that are larger than what they are used to. It is next to impossible to apply the same principles to a larger event.
If you are used to planning events for 300 people, you cannot apply the principles for those events to larger ones for 3,000 or 30,000 people. If, however, you know how to plan events for 30,000 people, you can downscale those principles to smaller events.
This course shows you how to plan the "big events". You can then use the skills you learn here and apply them to any size event.
What you'll learn
If you want to be in the live performance or touring industry as a hobbyist, a semi-professional or a professional, there are certain things that you need to know. This course outlines the Top 4 Things that are the absolute basics you need to know.
Who this course is for:
This course is designed for artists, technicians and anybody else in the live performance and touring industry that wants to learn the absolute basics you need to know.
Beginners and Newcomers to the industry.
Musicians that are hobbyists and want to perform in front of live audiences.
Who is Jimmy K ?
Jim, or Jimmy K as he is known in the industry, has spent most of his adult life in the entertainment industry. He has managed artists, produced records, national tours, corporate functions, comedy festivals, family events and a variety of large scale events for up to 70,000 people ranging from music festivals to parades. He has booked thousands of shows across North America and Europe. He has toured extensively as production and tour manager for a large number of international headline artists on both continents. He was the first to take Western artists to tour soft seat theatres throughout Mainland China.
Jim worked with a downtown development association to produce several festivals and events and to consult closely with other festivals, as well as community leaders to create vitality and in the process generated over 8 million dollars in an annual economic spin-off.
He has published a book about the festivals and events industry and has taught music industry courses at various colleges for 12 years.