Ever wondered what it’s really like to work in the world of touring? These sessions will give you the behind the scenes glimpse into the various roles that exist across this area of the business and what a “day in the life” looks like for those who are on tour, book tours, or have stories from the past!
Manuel Moran is a third-generation musician, a keyboard player and producer, who toured with Los Tigres Del Norte, Temerarios and Banda El Recodo. He recorded six albums in the 1990s for Banda MR-7.
In 2000, Moran began promoting concerts in the Bay Area, Fresno, Modesto, Sacramento, and Santa Cruz. He brought in rock en español bands, including Juanes, Julieta Venegas, La 5a Estacion, Enanitos Verdes, El Tri, Moenia, Maldita Vecindad, Molotov, Elefante and El Gran Silencio.
In 2003, he began a job as the Image and Production Director for Univision Radio in San Francisco where he produced radio spots. He then produced radio spots as a contractor for Live Nation’s national tours in 2005 and 2006, including, Juntos en Concierto, Sin Bandera, David Bisbal, and Rock en Español National Tours.
In 2006, he joined iHeart Radio (formerly Clear Channel Radio) as a Production Director for La Preciosa’s national network and Program Director for KCNL. In 2006, He won “Best Radio Producer of the Year” at the E.A.R. Awards in New York an annual event at Clear Channel Radio.
In 2008, Moran joined Live Nation as a VP Latin Programming for the touring team at House of Blues, focusing on Latin content in clubs and theaters across the country. He also became a Music Forward Mentor, volunteering with the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation, working with students to help kick start their careers in the music industry.
Moran is now a well-established veteran in this music field. As the VP of Latin Touring, Moran oversees Clubs and Theaters, a critical and active sector of the business that helps develop breakout artists. Some of his latest successes include multiple sold-out tours for nostalgic artists like Hombres G, breakthrough acts like Angela Aguilar, and first-time US touring acts like Santa Fe Klan. Since joining Live Nation, he has brought many international Latin artists to tour in the US, such as Enanitos Verdes, Zoe, Enrique Bunbury, Panteon Rococo, Julieta Venegas, Andres Calamaro, Molotov, Ha*ash, Reik, and Cafe Tacvba, among others.
Martie Faye (she/her) is an alumna of Music Forward Foundation. She is a singer-songwriter, producer, and was a Lighting Tech Apprentice for a major stadium tour’s US Leg 2022.
Stacey Morales is a Live Events Freelancer with experience as a Tour Manager, Production Assistant and Runner. She founded 1520 Vision which is a mentorship program that caters to younger students pursuing the Music Industry.