Presented by: EPIC From the Front Seat of the Bus! Tourmanagers in Action Stefan Kollee Musicmaker (NL), Arvid Silos ABOSS (NL), Lisanne Middag Crystal Stone Management (NL), Lisa Moree Jett Rebel (NL), Sanne van Wezel Tourmanager, Student Herman Brood Academie (NL)

  • EPIC
  • International

De Oosterpoort, B12 - Panel Room
12:00 - 13:00

Patience, proactive, forward-thinkers, multitasking ... Tour Managers have a lot of responsibility, and not a lot of days off. The job of a Tour Manager is to make sure that life on the road runs smoothly for everyone involved. What does it take to get the band safely to venues and hotels, managing money coming in and money going out, and dealing with band members, artist managers, road crews, bus drivers, tour accountants, travel agents, concert promoters and venue managers? Based on the success of last year yet ever moving forward, international tour managers will discuss life and challenges on the road.

Moderator: Stefan Kollee

Noorderslag speaker Stefan Kollee
Stefan Kollee
Musicmaker (NL)
Stefan Kollee is a musician, journalist and marketeer who likes getting lost in the backstreets of the music industry. Being an editor for the Dutch musician's magazine Musicmaker, Stefan dives into the technical and practical side of music talking to national and international talents, legends and masterminds. As the frontman of psycho grunge band The Naked Sweat Drips, Stefan dives off pretty much every stage he's on. His other playgrounds include International Film Festival Rotterdam and production company De Nieuwe Oost.
Noorderslag speaker Arvid Silos
Arvid Silos
Arvid Silos has a broad experience in production and tour management, in theatre and pop in venues and festivals around the world. For eight years he worked as a tour manager for Junkie XL, as an international production manager with Crossover Dance Theatre company ISH and as stage manager for events like Q-Base, Qlimax and Defqon. Now he’s all about preaching the gospel of GYBO; Getting Your Back Office Organized. With his former company KLATS! Productions he already supported many artists in getting their administration and finance organized, and for the past 4 years he is marketing the back office software solution as the co- founder of ABOSS.
Noorderslag speaker Lisanne Middag
Lisanne Middag
Crystal Stone Management (NL)
Lisanne Middag has been tour managing Matt Simons since 2013. With Matt she toured through Europe, The United States, Brazil, South Africa and the Dutch Antilles. Her passion for tour management started five years ago when she joined blink-182 on their European tour to represent the clothing brand and charity organization of Tom Delonge. Besides traveling the world with Matt, she also tour managed Niels Geusebroek during his theatre tour in The Netherlands.
Noorderslag speaker Lisa Moree
Lisa Moree
Jett Rebel (NL)
In 2011 studeert Lisa af aan de Rockacademie in Tilburg. Met haar band Bells of Youth brengt ze in 2014 het eerste album BOY uit, gevolgd door meer dan veertig festival- en clubshows in binnen- en buitenland. In datzelfde jaar richt ze samen met twee anderen culturele broedplaats Cinetol op, inmiddels uitgegroeid tot een van de interessantste kleine podia van Amsterdam. Na het tweede Bells of Youth album Dreamers staat het muzikant zijn even op een laag pitje en stort Lisa zich op artiesten- en tourmanagement. Momenteel werkt ze met Jett Rebel en Dakota.
Noorderslag speaker Sanne van Wezel
Sanne van Wezel
Tourmanager, Student Herman Brood Academie (NL)
Sanne van Wezel is het gezicht achter Temper Management, een startend bedrijfje in de muziekindustrie. Haar specialisatie ligt bij tourmanagement en management. In 2015 start zij met de opleiding Music Industry Professional aan de Herman Brood Academie. In de afgelopen tijd heeft Sanne samengewerkt met onder andere Umeme Afrorave, Moke, Douwe Bob en Michael Prins. Het derde en tevens laatste jaar op de HBA loopt ze stage bij M.A.R.S. Worldwide, het bedrijf van eigenaar Marcel Albers. Zij vervult daar de functie van assistent manager.