Episode #031: The Art & Science of Stage Design Pt. 1


Welcome back to the show everyone. Today we are joined by Matty Chirichillo who is here tell us all about how to put together a successful tour and all the different aspects that go into this. Matty has worn a lot of hats at his young age, having toured with the Eagles amongst other big names, travelled the world as a DJ, and worked in studio as a producer and musician. In this first part of the conversation we cover Matty’s early years and how he got into the music industry. Matty then breaks down the logistical aspects of touring and offers tons of great advice for accounting, merchandise, and who to hire. The conversation continues in part two, so stay tuned for that too!

Key Points From This Episode:

    • Some background on Matty, his work and area of expertise.
    • Where to start when planning a first tour.
    • Tour accounting and Matty’s own tips for this endeavor.
    • Tickets, merchandise and logging all these numbers before paying anybody.
    • The different roles and people you need to take along.
  • And much more!


“It’s super important of really being kind and never burning bridges wherever you go because if you are really serious about touring, you will see all these people again.” — @MattyChirch [0:07:57.9]

“One of the biggest ways to create revenue for yourself as an artist these days is from the live touring.” — @MattyChirch [0:11:31.8]

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Matty Chirichilo — https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattchirichillo

Savvy Musician Academy Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusician/

The Superfan System Elite Program  http://www.callsma.com/

Airtable — https://airtable.com/invite/r/77zW2eU1

Leah McHenry

It's become my absolute obsession to find out what will make musicians successful today. In the face of many obstacles, and in the vast sea of the internet, we have an opportunity that has NEVER been available to us in the history of the music business.