Did I mention that I’ve written a book? Well, I’ve written a book.
In fact, a new expanded second edition of it is now on the (digital) shelves. It’s about how to successfully (and profitably!) do house concert touring.
I get so many people asking how we do what we do that I decided to make my method available as a comprehensive step-by-step manual. It’s my hope that we can help empower other artists to achieve the same artistic and spiritual fulfillment that house concert touring has brought me.
Topics covered include:
- Who can house concerts work for?
- Why are house concerts so effective?
- Hyperlocalism & superfans
- How to select and prep your hosts
- How to set up the performance space
- Event setup
- Ideal event flow and timing
- How to successfully monetize your concert
- Merchandise strategies
- Equipment suggestions
- How to put together a great-sounding PA that fits in a backpack
- NEW SECTION: How to build a whole tour of house concerts
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“Shannon Curtis captures in this book the essence of what it means to be an independent musician: 100% control of your career and 100% of the benefits. Curtis’s alternative model for touring cuts out the middleman, and puts the power (and money) back in the hands of the artists. She’s a true entrepreneur, and an inspiration for any artist looking to become successful on their own terms.”
– Patti Silverman, SF Music Tech
“As an independent artist who’s done nearly 100 house shows, I’m here to tell you that anyone who’s considered going that route needs this book. Of all the crap we waste money on as artists, nothing I can think of will give you the return on investment this book will. Shannon gives you a staggering level of detail. Stop reading this and read the book, like, now.”
– JT Spangler, independent artist, Nashville
“I just wanted to thank you. I have been expanding my booking schedule and using house shows more frequently and leaning heavily on your model, and it is literally changing my life. I am making more money, and finding myself more fulfilled and encouraged than ever before while building a better fan base than ever before. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it. Thank you.”
– Bradford Loomis, independent artist, Seattle