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MusicNSW Launches New Tour-Planning Platform, The Regional Touring Network

MusicNSW are attempting to take the logistical headaches out of planning a tour in regional NSW with the release of their newly-announced platform, The Regional Touring Network (RTN).

Built around a simplistic drag-and-drop feature, the RTN boasts an easy-to-use mapping and route-building interface and aims to simplify the processes involved in organising a regional tour. As such, users also have access to detailed venue information including contact and booking details, capacity and accessibility info, and technical specifications.

The platform also features a map-based tour planner (including a travel time calculator), fully customisable suggested touring circuits, downloadable route information, venue profiles, and the ability to save and share progress, so that one or many team members can continue the process at a later time.

Described as a direct outcome of MusicNSW’s Regional Music Officer program (which itself employed musicians living and working in regional NSW to build relationships and capacity within their local industries), the RTN is built around local knowledge, and aims to give artists – nascent or veteran – the same information to aid in the creation of a successful tour.

“Touring regional NSW just got a whole lot easier, and we’re excited to see the impact the RTN will have on the touring circuit in our state,” explained MusicNSW Managing Director, Emily Collins, in a statement.

“With the help of this fantastic new platform, more artists from across NSW will be able to experience the joys of hitting the road, meeting new fans, expanding their gig experience and connecting with other incredible artists and venues. It’s built for growth too, with new venues and regions being added all the time.”

“The RTN is the missing puzzle piece for artists wanting to tour regionally or even fill in gaps on their tours but not knowing where to start,” added ARIA Award-winner Fanny Lumsden. “It has all the info you need and is such a great tool for bringing more music out west of the great divide.”

More information on the Regional Touring Network can be found via MusicNSW’s website.

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