How to break the next Kasabian

Music gigs raked in an impressive £1.28billion in the past 12 months, compared with the £1.24billion from record sales, meaning we love live.

So if you fancy yourself as the next Brian Epstein, Alan McGee or even Simon Fuller, and want a piece of the pie, just how easy is it to put on a gig and unearth that lucrative act?

I shadowed an aspiring promoter on show night and discovered all you need is a venue, some bands and a selection of savoury snacks.

‘A friend once came to see an early White Sunday gig. He left before the headliners because he didn’t know who they were. Four weeks later that band appeared on MTV and now he’s the biggest Kasabian fan ever.’

For more info, go to www.bwmusic.co.uk

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