A circuit or system that allows communication with a performer. Commonly, though not exclusively, Talkback is used by sound engineers or producers in a studio control room to give directions to performers in the studio or live room.
In Music Marketing, it is essential to understand who your most enthusiastic fans are so you can shape your marketing approach and strategies around them.
To begin to understand them, we note down the attributes of fans in order to spot patterns and trends. We can then use that information to better target advertisements, social media posts and much more.
A venue or promoter is likely to ask for a tech spec so they can set up the stage properly for a band and ensure all of the bands technical needs can be met.
This term is typically found in a recording agreement. It means that the recordings will not be deemed Delivered to the Label, unless they are technically capable of being reproduced on Phonorecords. See Commercially Satisfactory.
(2) Term – Contract Terms – The overall collection of conditions, points and clauses that comprise the contract.
Territory usually means country. Contracts and copyrights don’t mean exactly the same things or work in exactly the same way, in different countries. Territory indicates the location or range of locations over which the contract or copyright will apply.
This is a subjective quality that enables listeners to tell the difference between two sound of an identical pitch at the same volume. Fundamentally it is the difference in the frequency content of the sounds.
A topliner is a songwriter that writes the melody and lyrics for a Producer’s instrumental beat. Toplining is an increasingly common practice in electronic and sample-based genres pop, hip hop and electronic dance music.
The Tour Manager travels with the band, taking care of any and all issues that may arise so that the tour runs smoothly. Typically this includes:
- Checking into hotels
- Liaising with:
- Music Promoters
- Band Manager
- Stage Manager
- Road Crew
- Sound Engineer
- Lighting Engineer
- Transportation & Logistics
- PR Tour Support
- Hotel Management
- After show party organisers
- Guest Lists
- Making sure all musicians are where they need to be, when they need to be
- Fine management of matching needs of the band with facilities at the venue.
- Any other tasks needed to make things go as smoothly as possible.
The Tour Manager runs the Road Crew, who travel with the band, making the tour happen.
The Tour Manager normally has the highest authority over all of the other Crew members, making decisions, especially relating to the day to day running of the tour, while under to the direction and control of the Artist’s Personal Manager, the Band Manager and ultimately the Artist.
Tour Support refers to the financial support provided by a Record Label (or sometimes by another company) to cover costs in excess of income generated by the tour, resulting in a net loss.
Tour support is normally recouped from Artist Royalties.
See Service Mark.
A metal bar which is part of some bridge assemblies on an electric guitar. When pushed into the guitar body or pulled away, it changes the length of the guitar strings by adjusting the bridge position, altering the pitch of the sounding notes.