There is a simple way you can get more work as a live sound engineer, which is by doing what no one else is willing to do. Two words: cat circus! (Just kidding...mostly.) Key Takeaways Be the go-to guy by continuing to build relationships with clients and referral sources outside of work. You can do this through systematic followup in 1 hour/week. Challenge yourself to build a list of 150 business contacts over the next 6 months. Get the Valuable Contacts Spreadsheet I don't need an … [Read more...]
This Marketer Will Make You Look at Your Career Totally Differently
Subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play or Stitcher. Support Sound Design Live on Patreon. In this episode of Sound Design Live, I'm joined by the world leader in marketing education for freelancers and consultants, Kai Davis. We discuss the biggest mistakes new freelancers make, how to start your first outreach campaign, a simple process to conduct market research, and the Outreach Blueprint. The most impactful marketing tool is repeated direct personal contact. Notes All music in … [Read more...]
How Much Do Live Sound Engineers Make?
So, how much money do live sound engineers make? As you can imagine, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Instead, I'd like to show you a few profiles that represent a cross-section of the industry. Keep in mind that the numbers included below are very specific to one location and person. Before we get started, please take 30 seconds to fill out an anonymous salary survey and I'll share all the results with you at the end. PROFILE 1: San Francisco Bay Area Nathan … [Read more...]
Find a Live Sound Engineer Anywhere in the World
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Do you want a job as a touring FOH sound engineer? You need to hear this.
Subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play or Stitcher. Support Sound Design Live on Patreon. In this episode of the Sound Design Live podcast, I talk to Dave Swallow, Merlijn van Veen, Bob McCarthy, Darryn de la Soul, and Michelle Pettinato about their best tips to find a touring FOH sound engineer job. With whom should I build relationships to get international touring gigs? Should I work for free to get my foot in the door? Who are the best people to cold call to find … [Read more...]