In Episode 4 of Band to Business we're talking about 'Tour Budgets'.
We all dream of traveling like a rockstar with a fancy tour bus, nice hotels and endless food and drink. But, to make a band into a business, it’s important to really look at all of the expenses and make sure the revenue will not only cover those costs, but also leave some money in the bank after the tour is over.
About Jen Kellogg:
Jen Kellogg has spent over 25 years in the concert industry as a roadie, talent buyer, educator, and entrepreneur. She crunched numbers as the tour accountant for the Vans Warped Tour from 2009-2017 while simultaneously co-founding the Entertainment Institute which brought the fan's unique backstage workshops with artists on the tour. Prior to that, Jen worked as a talent buyer at Jam Productions, landing her a full-tour was with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson which initially sparked her interest in the road life. Jen currently teaches Producing and Touring Live Entertainment at Columbia College in Chicago and has spoken at highly respected industry conferences including SXSW and Pollstar.