Indie Band Played 50 States on $50 and Grossed $80K

This week on the New Music Business, the 4-piece Georgia band Walden breaks down their fully independent and successful Where’s Walden Tour that grossed $80k and carried them across the entire U.S. with only a $50 budget.


3:18 Welcome

3:53 The Where’s Walden Tour

9:03 Booking and outreach from start to finish

12:58 Breweries vs. traditional music venues

16:42 With a little help from Indie On The Move, Yelp and Facebook

22:32 No show close calls

31:27 Interactive website tour map

35:46 Inside the Where’s Walden Tour poster

38:06 Merch game

38:55 Cold pitch emails and negotiations

48:18 Merch game (continued)

55:18 What they would have done differently

1:05:47 How they grossed $80k

1:15:08 Final question


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