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This Is Tour Life

A cool site with a nice selection of articles with Roadies in mind like the one below. The mental health of tour life. on and off the road. The music industry is a very demanding field to work in both physically as well as mentally. We all know the long hours ahead of us as we prepare to…
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Pollstar Live!

Pollstar Live is the world’s largest gathering of live entertainment professional and the flagship event for Pollstar magazine, the leading trade for the global live entertainment industry. The conference hosts two full days of panels with the industry’s top executives, multiple networking opportunities and culminates in the Pollstar Awards, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in…
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In Memoriam: Mark Grega, 53

by PLSN Staff • in  News • Created: February 1, 2019 NASHVILLE — Mark Grega, who launched pyro and special effects company Strictly FX with co-founder Ted Maccabee in 1996, died Jan. 13. He was 53. Strictly FX posted the following tribute on its website, www.strictlyfx.com: “Mark is remembered as a visionary and innovative leader in…
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The Reason For “Bad Sound” May Not Be The Sound System

Three factors of roughly equal importance play the key role in good sound – and two out of three isn’t good enough. By Pat Brown • January 22, 2019 Many things around us are getting better. Computers are faster, televisions have more resolution, and dishwashers are quieter and more powerful than ever. But with all of our digital…
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Industry Related Face Book Groups and Pages

There are several groups and Industry related pages on Face Book. Here is a list of some of the more populars for your reference. If you like the Roadies of Color United Face Book Page you may also enjoy these too. If your Page or group is not listed. drop us a line on our…
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Major Merger: AEG Facilities SMG To Form ASM Global

AEG Facilities and SMG, the two biggest players in the management of sports and entertainment venues, announced today they have formed a definitive merger. The name of the new entity is ASM Global.Financial terms were not disclosed. AEG Facilities and Onex, a private equity firm that acquired SMG for $1 billion in 2017, will each…
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UTA Signs Music Mogul Troy Carter

United Talent Agency (UTA) today announced the signing of entrepreneur and music mogul Troy Carter in all areas. Most recently serving as the Global Head of Creator Services at digital streaming giant Spotify, Carter comes to UTA with a focus on developing innovative ventures in verticals including film, TV and theater. “Troy Carter has achieved success…
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A Primer On Phantom Power For Condenser Microphones This article explains phantom powering, tells how to use it, and offers some precautions for its use

By Bruce Bartlett • December 19, 2018 Condenser microphones need phantom power to operate their internal circuitry. Phantom power is supplied to the mic through its 2-conductor shielded cable. The power can be supplied either from a stand-alone device or from a mixing console (at each mic connector). The microphone receives power from, and sends audio to, the…
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LONNIE SIMMONS: THE MAN WHO DISCOVERED THE GAP BAND HAS DIED

It was reported by FISHER JACKFEBRUARY 6, 2019 AT 10:25 PM  Lonnie Simmons, the man who brought Charlie Wilson and The Gap Band to the world has died. Unfortunately, we don’t have any specific information, but what do know is that he passed away earlier today (02-06-19) … in his sleep. At this point, we don’t have any details…
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Pioneer Coach Leasing

Pioneer Coach was founded in 2002 by Doug Rountree with just 4 buses. Today, we build 4 new buses a year, cover small acts just getting started to multi-bus tours, and offer around-the-clock support to all of our clients. STREET ADDRESS 805 Madison Industrial RdNashville, TN 37115 PHONE 615-860-1690 (w 615-860-1693 (f) http://www.pioneercoach.com/#services

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