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R.O.C.U. Staff Growing up in Oakland, CA Huggy was exposed to music early in life. Playing drums with his jr. high school orchestra, he enjoyed the creativity and social connections with other musicians. During his time in high school, he played with several local club bands. In 1978 he got to go to Japan and…
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R.O.C.U. Staff Resource Lists: Diversity and Inclusion BIPOC Theater Designers and Technicians This is intended as a resource for producers and directors to identify racially and culturally diverse creative teams for theater projects in the US. Please add your information to the bottom of the list if you are a theater designer or technician who identifies…
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What Makes A Good Crew

By Martin Thomas I hope my insights and experiences are of assistance to those seeking to achieve success in this industry, and I look forward to working with many eager and dedicated workers in the near future. As an LD, the qualities that make the various support personnel for the production function range, dependent on…
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COVID-19 ROCU Concert Tour Personnel Relief Fund

ROCU Staff The coronavirus pandemic is proving to be the most devastating challenge ever to face the live music industry and the creative community as a whole. With thousands of tours across the globe having already been cancelled, along with an increasing number of music festivals in this time of unprecedented uncertainty, the future of…
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Nonprofit Well Dunn Adds David ‘5-1’ Norman To Board

By: Eric Renner Brown Music industry networking nonprofit announced the addition of touring veteran David ‘5-1’ Norman to its board on Monday. “I am thrilled to have David join our board; he has already provided backstage mentoring opportunities for Well Dunn candidates, and during these difficult times he has stepped in to create incredible learning…
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Crew Nation Global Relief Fund

While shows are on pause due to COVID-19, Crew Nation is here to provide some support to the touring and venue crews that serve as the backbone of the music industry. The impact of this intermission period is being felt far and wide, and our goal is to provide a helping hand to as many…
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Bruce Reiter is one of our legacy subscribers and has worked almost three decades as a Front of house mixer, Tour Manager & Production Manager with of number of bands including: Five Finger Death Punch Front of house mixer/production manager 2010-present Highlights: · Mayhem Rockstar Energy Drink Festival 2010 · Download Festival 2010 · Rock…
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Spotlight On: Roadies of Color United, with Bill Reeves and Lance “K.C.” Jackson

Interview by Mathew Walt About the Podcast Hustle Like U BrokeA Balanced Look from Behind the Scenes, Celebrating the Working-Class Heroes of the Concert IndustryMatthew Walt, Kyle Hamilton, Christine Dallas, and Chris Lee tell their stories from the trenches of the live entertainment world. With over 80 combined years of experience, working with a wide…
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Live Nation Urban is assembling a Black Tour Directory

Shawn Gee and Live Nation Urban are assembling a Black Tour Directory for rollout before the end of 2020.  When the pandemic finally ends and tours begin again in earnest, the issues surrounding diversity in the music biz will still be with us. In hopes of developing a more inclusive climate on the live side, Shawn Gee and Live Nation Urban are assembling a Black Tour Directory for…
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An Update From SIR

We hope this message finds you and your families well. This has certainly been a challenging time for the music industry and we want to let you know you’re not alone in the fight. As we all try to navigate our ‘new normal’ during the COVID-19 pandemic, please know that we’re here to work with…
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