Dec 17, 2018
Welcome back, everybody! On the show today we have Martijn Westerholt from the symphonic metal band, Delain. Martijn is here to tell us all about his experiences as a successful full time touring musician over the last two decades. We chat about his early career and former bands before discussing the set up with Delain. From there Martijn unpacks what goes into a tour for him and the band and what the process looks like from start to finish.
Through the interview, our guest is kind enough to offer advice to those only starting out on this type of venture and then compare it with the more seasoned set up that he has with his work currently. Martijn offers great advice on staging a spectacle, conquering new markets and the value of having a strong team to work with. He also gets into some financial advice and the best use of earnings when trying to build a future as a touring band. For a great conversation with an experienced professional, be sure to listen in!
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Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Leah — https://leahmusic.net/
Savvy Musician Academy — https://savvymusicianacademy.com/
Savvy Musician Academy Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusician/
The Super Fan System Elite Program — http://www.callsma.com/
The Super Fan System Elite Program — https://savvymusicianacademy.com/elite/call/
Martijn Westerholt — https://www.discogs.com/artist/254736-Martijn-Westerholt
Within Temptation — https://www.withintemptationrecordings.com
Delain — http://www.delain.nl
Nightwish — https://www.discogs.com/artist/215663-Nightwish
Rammstein — https://www.discogs.com/artist/11771-Rammstein