MusicRow, Nashville’s leading music industry publication, is proud to reveal its 2018 Touring Issue. The January 2018 print issue highlights all aspects of the touring business, and this year debuts the Touring Transportation Directory, adding to MusicRow‘s signature directory lineup.
The issue also includes edit highlighting MusicRow‘s 2018 Next Big Thing (NBT) selections, announced by MusicRow.com earlier today. MusicRow‘s 4th annual NBT list highlights 11 artists, ranging from established hitmakers prepping their next moves to newcomers ready to claim their turns in the spotlight.
The 48-page magazine’s exclusive coverage features agents Brian Waymire (APA), Marc Dennis and Michael Bryan (CAA), and Joey Lee (WME) for a feature on digital data and tour routing. Agents covered also include Greg Scott (Kinkead), Jonathan Levine (Paradigm), and Curt Motley (UTA) for an update on the latest happenings in touring. In-depth editorial also extends to Sandbox Entertainment’s office for Jason Owen‘s partnership for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul2Soul retail line with Lucky Brand. The issue also covers Chris Littleton, tour manager for The Doobie Brothers, Shania Twain, The Eagles, Madonna, and is currently on the road with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul2Soul Tour. Special effects company Pyrotek is also highlighted for their work with Florida Georgia Line, Metallica, Taylor Swift, and Beyoncé. Songwriter Wynn Varble discusses taking his one man show on the road to supplement income while a legal feature discusses the need to register copyrights regarding the DMCA’s safe harbor.
Adding to MusicRow‘s three original print directory lineup, the 2018 Touring Issue debuts MusicRow‘s fourth print directory. The Tour Transportation Directory offers a useful guide, for anyone planning to send acts on the road, with pertinent bus and jet leasing companies listed for Nashville. Nine jet companies and 23 bus rental companies are included, all with a reputation for serving the Nashville touring industry.
“MusicRow’s annual Touring Issue is devoted to the segment of our industry which works so hard to give fans the gift of bringing music to life, every day, around the world,” says MusicRow Publisher/Owner Sherod Robertson. “Now complete with a Tour Transportation Directory, MusicRow‘s Touring Issue will become an essential guide for managing gatekeepers on the road.”
Capitol Records Nashville/UMG headliner Luke Bryan graces the cover of MusicRow‘s 2018 Touring Issue. Luke Bryan has won CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year four times, and served as co-host for the latter television show. Bryan recently signed on as judge for the first season return of American Idol, on ABC. Bryan has garnered 18 No. 1 singles, performed for millions of fans on his headlining arena tours and sold over 10 million albums. His sixth studio album, What Makes You Country releases Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.
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