Behind the Scenes: Creating a Live Music Event (Different Job Roles)

Behind the Scenes: Creating a Live Music Event
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Behind the Scenes: Creating a Live Music Event

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Learning Objective
At the end of the lesson, you will be able to identify the different job roles involved in creating a live music event

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Introduce the learning objective and emphasize its importance to the students.
As a class, name some job roles in the live music industry that you already know.

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Event Coordinator
Event coordinators are responsible for organising and overseeing all aspects of the event.
This includes:
- Selecting a venue
- Managing a budget
- Arranging on-site vendors
- Solving any problems that arise during or before the event
- Managing all other job roles
- Attending event to ensure everything goes smoothly

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Explain the role of the event coordinator and provide examples of their responsibilities.
Venue Manager
Oversees the venue and ensures that all equipment is in working order. 

They handle the venue bookings, supervise all operations, and ensure that the location is safe and equipped for hosting events. They are also responsible for managing the ground and property maintenance and supervising all staff members.

They give the go-ahead for the event venue to be used. 

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Describe the role of the venue manager and their importance in the success of the event.
Sound Engineer
Responsible for the sound quality of the event. Their responsibilities include:
- Rigging up microphones and sound equipment.
- Completing sound checks before a performance. 
- Operating sound desks during the event.
- Unloading, setting up, dismantling and loading equipment at each venue when on tour

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Explain the role of the sound engineer and provide examples of their responsibilities.
Lighting Engineer
Actions the lighting design and ensures that it complements the music. Their responsibilities include:
- Interpreting a lighting designer's plan
- Programming and operating manual and computer-controlled lighting systems.
- Planning where to run cables and place lights on stage.
- Setting up and taking down equipment.

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Describe the role of the lighting designer and how their work enhances the live music experience.
Stage Manager
Coordinates the setup and teardown of the stage and equipment. Their responsibilities include:
- Supervising pre-event activities such as technical and safety checks.
- Ensuring that everyone is ready for curtain and in the wings in time for their entrances.
- Calling technical cues to the crew over a wireless headset.
- Managing furniture and props
- Liase with all other job roles to ensure that the creative vision of the artist /event coordinator is delivered.

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Explain the role of the stage manager and provide examples of their responsibilities.
Responsible for promoting the event and selling tickets. Promoters can work as entrepreneurs for their own events or can be employed by companies to promote events. Their responsibilities include:
- Scheduling event and pricing tickets.
- Finding and contacting venues for events. 
- Creating a network of connection that they can call upon when needed. 
- Using social media and in-person contact to spread awareness about events.
- Encouraging attendance at events by using sales and negotiation techniques.

If a promoter is promoting his or her own event, this is the person that all other job roles will report to. 

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Explain the role of the promoter and how their work contributes to the success of the event.
Road Crew
Assists with the setup and teardown of equipment and ensures that it is transported safely. Roadies report to and take directions from the stage manager. Their responsibilities include:

- lifting and carrying equipment and sets
- driving, loading and unloading vans, trailers and tour buses
- setting up and looking after sound equipment
- installing video equipment and screens
- rigging up sound and lighting equipment
- tuning instruments before and during the show.

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Explain the role of the road crew and provide examples of their responsibilities.
Booking Agent
Responsible for booking artists, bands and DJ's to perform at live events. Booking agents can work on behalf of events or on behalf of artists. They get artist/bands live shows in return for a percentage of the money they will be paid (often 10-15%). If you want to book a certain artist, you must contact them via their booking agent. A booking agents responsibilities include:

- Booking concerts, gigs and festivals for bands/artists. 
- Developing an artist/bands career with regards to live performances. 
-  Negotiating and issuing contracts, collecting deposits and sending out promotional material.

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Describe the role of the merchandise manager and how their work contributes to the overall experience of the event.
Activity (5 minutes)
Using the cut outs on your desk, in groups of two, pair up the job roles with the accurate definitions.

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Conclude the lesson by reviewing the different job roles and ensuring that students have a clear understanding of each one.
Activity 2
Select one of the job roles that we've discussed this lesson and do some research on the below:
- How can someone gain a career in this job role?
- What skills does someone in this profession need?
- What are some companies that someone in this profession can work for?

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Write down 3 things you learned in this lesson.

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Have students enter three things they learned in this lesson. With this they can indicate their own learning efficiency of this lesson.
Write down 2 things you want to know more about.

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Here, students enter two things they would like to know more about. This not only increases involvement, but also gives them more ownership.
Ask 1 question about something you haven't quite understood yet.

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The students indicate here (in question form) with which part of the material they still have difficulty. For the teacher, this not only provides insight into the extent to which the students understand/master the material, but also a good starting point for the next lesson.