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Music Business Mentoring

Big Ben Richardson 

BIO:  

Big Ben Richardson has been a Professional Bass Player since 1980, Front Of House Soundman since 1982 and Tour Manager, Production Manager and Tour Accountant since 1994.
His love of bass playing is only matched by his love of doing sound.

As a bass player Ben has played with popular Toronto band The Phantoms (10 Years), Canadian recording act Big Sugar (6 Months), multi platinum artist Jeff Healey (2 Years), and Cowboy Metal Austin Texas band Grady (10 years).

As a Tour Manager/Front Of House Soundman he has toured the world with multi platinum recording artists The Jeff Healey Band (5 Years), Amanda Marshall (5 years), and Big Sugar (10 Years)
He has also toured as Front Of House Soundman for Canadian acts Colin James (1 year) and The Watchmen.

Ben was co owner of Liquid Recording Studios in Toronto for 5 Years but had to give it up to move to Austin Texas to start Grady with Gordie Johnson.
Ben still plays with Grady and currently works as Tour Manager/Front Of House Soundman and Business Manager for popular American iconic songwriter and rocker Alejandro Escovedo.

 "I spent ninety percent of my money on wine, women and song and just wasted the other ten percent."
 -Ronnie Hawkins

TOPICS:

Relationships & Agreements, Band Agreements, Co-writing, Licensing Agreements,

Management Agreements, Booking Agreements, Producer/Engineer Agreements,

Recording & Distribution Deals,Touring, Booking Agents, Planning the Tour, Promoting the Tour, Advancing Shows, Life on the Road, Sound Production, Visas & Tax Waivers, Selling CDs and Merchandise, After the Tour, Recording, The Process of a Recording Session,Production, Engineering, Mastering, The Musicians, Live Performance, Being an Effective Band Leader, Being an Effective Side Person, Communicating With the Audience, Getting Your Message Across, Preparing For a Great Performance, Stage Presence

 

Cowboy Metal Band Grady, Tour Manager, Production Manager, Front Of House Soundman, Business Manager, Tour Accountant

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