Q & A Episode #4 ft. Drew Magid (Imagine Dragons, Grouplove, Florida Georgia Line)

Q & A Episode #4 ft. Drew Magid (Imagine Dragons, Grouplove, Florida Georgia Line)

Everyone welcome our first Q & A with a guest host! Drew Magid – another long-time friend. We toured back in 20…11/13 together. Since touring together Drew has stepped it up a notch. He started interning, then did Merch, Production Coordinated, and eventually made his way up to a Tour Manager. Nowadays he is off the road and a manager at Big Loud. This episode was supposed to be Drew and me answering everyone’s questions… and we eventually did. However the first half or so we just go over Drew’s journey in the music industry. I think his journey has some great lessons and examples of how working hard pays off. What the heck is it like Tour Managing an artist as big as Imagine Dragons? (I’ll give you a clue it doesn’t involve a lot of sleep)

Anyway, I don’t know what to call this episode. But it was a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy it too. Maybe we start just doing episodes on people’s origin stories – who knows! As always let us know what you think in the reviews! See you next week!

In this episode of the Don’t Shit On The Bus podcast we will learn:

• How to work your way up to managing a band
• The power of a positive mindset
• How Drew tours with international bands/artists
• How stressful being away on the road can be

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(00:00) Intro
(01:37) Patreon
(02:30) Drew gets on the bus
(03:52) How Drew got to where he is today
(07:44) When Drew went on the road
(15:40) Drew maintaining his friendship over his career
(17:35) Rafting Adventure
(18:56) Selling merch on tour
(21:02) Transition from merch to tour managing
(22:46) Tour managing for Imagine Dragons
(28:24) Drew being a manager
(31:32) How to remember names better
(34:15) Knowing the right person for the job
(37:56) International bands and photographers
(39:36) How to deal with a bad client
(45:19) Being in a relationship on tour
(48:35) Sneaking into shows
(52:22) Wrap up notes
(52:23) Shower Shoes

Drew Magid – Guest

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Adam Elmakias – Host

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Edited & Produced by Connor Gaskey