Kole Hansen

Music l Media l Strategist

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Musicians are like battered woman, stop being a victim and hit the road-DIY Touring

**Does this feel too negative?**

"The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are."

After being slapped down repeatedly by the music industry, many artists are left bruised, wounded and some perish creatively. Always wanted to tour? Take control of your music career and stop being the victim. 

In 2002 I suffered my first hard devastation when I was dropped from a major manager in NYC. After 4 years trying to "make it" and eating .75 cent lunch meat with .25 cent chips, I gave up my lucarative bartending job and moved back to Utah to "get real". 

By winter of 2008, I had a rude awakening when I was 45 lbs over weight and suffering from a borrage of health problems at 25. After lying dorment and untouched for 3 years my music made a triumphant return and I started playing out again in spring 2009.

March of 2010 brought more than a move to "The Live Music Capital" Austin, Tx, it revealed something I hadn't even considered...I wanted to tour. Not just for a weekend, not just for a week, I wanted to see the world. 

In 2011 I set out with my band Kole and the Significant Others on my first DIY tour that ended up lasting 17 months. The first tour was coast to coast in the US and Canada until spreading to Israel, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium  and many of them numerous times. Check out some entertaining video blogs from my adventures HERE

From couchsurfing, park sleeping and barely crossing borders I can't wait to show you the way to:

  • Chose your route
  • What to expect (budget planning, expenses, booking)
  • Getting fans in new markets
  • Building your personal PR and social media campaigns for the tour

On May 13th, 2013 I will be conducting my first LIVE class in San Francisco for artists that are tired of defeat. Come hear it for yourself one step at a time and see if you have what it takes to hit the road.

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