For more than 25 years, Stage & Screen has done more than put thousands of Australian and international artists on the road.
The largest company of its kind, Stage & Screen has established itself in other ways.
These include pioneering deals with airlines (including free and extended baggage allowances), hotel chains, and car rental companies to make it easier for musicians on the road.
Stage & Screen has also been a major sponsor of the BIGSOUND annual conference.
“We envision the future of the music industry by showcasing the new talent that’s coming in, not just the here and now that everyone wants to capitalize on,” said CEO Adam Moon.
Right now, Stage & Screen is gearing up for its busiest year in 2022 as it gears up for a record-breaking 400 tours, while recruiting more experienced staff for a total of 140.
A dedicated product manager is also looking for new deals that the company can close by the end of the year.
“It’s our understanding of all the little things that allows us to tie an entire tour together,” says Moon. “We start working with a group at the very beginning, in the planning stages. Sometimes we can even help shape the tour. We know the time frame within which everything must be locked.
“Time and time again bands came to us to save a tour because they left it with another agency who just didn’t understand where something needed to be locked.”
Pictured: Stage and Screen Managing Director Adam Moon
A dedicated finance manager works with clients to reduce costs, ensure transparency, accountability and improved data, with a range of payment options depending on their billing cycle.
A previous tour of one of the biggest bands on the planet, for example, required 200 cars in each city. Stage & Screen had to make sure they were available months before their hype arrival in Australia.
Before their arrival, Moon flew to Miami to chat with the star. their luxury accommodation and private homes, and downtime activities with their child.
Any tour involves moving large numbers of people from the airport to the hotel seamlessly while dealing with special requests, flexible check-ins and departures, added security, artist privacy, and reviews on future tours .
Major concert tours are actually three tours in one, all parallel to each other.
Party A is the star and the immediate entourage, explains Moon. Party B includes dancers and choristers who also need spaces to rehearse and relax and take day trips on days off.
Party C is the crew, who travels forward and needs features like blacked out windows while they sleep all day, and for whom the hotel bar will be open outside of normal trading hours.
“A normal travel agent wouldn’t see himself involved in an artist’s rider,” he says. RGT. “But if special water needs to be flown in from another country, then Stage & Screen will take care of it.
“No matter how well a tour is planned, something will go wrong or will have to be changed. “
Sometimes it can be a natural disaster, more common now, a COVID-19 outbreak.
Stage & Screen technology allows it to locate, track and alert travelers during such an event. Additional staff are recruited and alternative travel bookings are made with minimal disruption.
The company’s “additional services” also include other types of crisis management.
These include providing star-like decoys to outwit the paparazzi or having a hotel reservation on hold if the paparazzi are already waiting in the first hotel.
Stage & Screen’s long-term relationship with a leading freight operator ensures specialized handling services for equipment to be moved from location to location, door to door, and always getting to time.
Ready to hit the road? Connect with an experienced travel manager at Stage & Screen today.