At Panout, production management for artists involves overseeing the technical and creative aspects of a live performance or recording, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and meets the artistic vision. This role is crucial in both concert settings and studio environments. Here are key elements of production management for artists:

Stage design and setup

Collaborating with designers to create a stage setup that complements the artist’s vision.
Overseeing the construction and arrangement of stage elements, including lighting, sound equipment, visuals and special effects.

Technical Coordination

Liaising with sound engineers, lighting technicians and other technical staff to ensure all equipment is set up and functioning properly.
Managing soundchecks to achieve the best audio quality for the performance.

Logistiscs and Equipment

Coordinating the transportation and setup of equipment to and from venues.
Ensuring that all required instruments, sound gear and technical equipment are available and in working condition.

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Crew Management

Supervising and coordinating the activities of technical staff, including sound engineers, lighting technicians, visual technicians, stagehands and riggers.
Addressing any technical issues that may arise during rehearsals or performances.


Creating a detailed production schedule that includes load-in times, rehearsals, soundchecks and performance times. Coordinating with other teams, such as tour management and venue staff, to ensure a seamless schedule.

Creative input

Collaborating with the artist and other creative personnel to translate artistic concepts into technical requirements.
Providing input on lighting design, stage effects and other creative elements of the production.

Safety and Compliance

Ensuring that all technical elements comply with safety regulations and industry standards.
Implementing safety protocols for equipment setup, rigging and other technical aspects.

Budget Management

Managing the budget for technical aspects of the production, including equipment rental, personnel fees and other related expenses.

Recording Studio Management

Overseeing the recording process in the studio, including coordinating with recording engineers, ensuring the availability of necessary equipment and maintaining a conducive creative environment.

Production managers for artists need to have a thorough understanding of both the technical and creative aspects of live performances or studio sessions. Their proficiency in communication, problem-solving and time management is crucial to ensure that the artistic vision is effectively realized. The outlined profile provides a general description of production management, but it’s important to note that this is not universally applicable to every artist, show, or concert. We strive to develop a customized plan in consultation with our clients that is specifically tailored to the unique requirements of each situation.