Getting Hired and Paid to Tour

The Essentials
The Essentials
Getting Hired and Paid to Tour

Getting on the road is one thing. Getting paid to tour is a whole different thing. In this episode, we talk about what your life might look like before going on the road. Then, of course, we will answer everyone’s favorite question, “But how much can I get paid to tour?”. There is a lot of mystery surrounding that question, and it’s difficult to pinpoint precisely why. But, let’s talk about – let’s learn together. We want you to tour – and of course, get paid to do it!

In this episode of the Don’t Shit On The Bus podcast we will learn:
• Everything you need to know before your first tour
• How to negotiate your rate
• What/ how much you should get paid to tour


(00:00) Intro
(4:20) Overview
(7:09) How to get your first tour
(11:09) Grinding it out
(12:48) How to handle management
(17:26) What to ask before you hit the road
(24:01) Let’s talk money
((26:07) What affects how much money you make
(32:47) Getting started and being a good hang
(37:18) Van tours
(41:50) Bus tours
(52:05) DJs and country weekend tours
(54:15) Retainers
(57:19) Wrap up