Live Music Event Production: Tips On Noise Management

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Live music event productions and music festivals produce higher than normal levels of noise and it is important for event planners to consider local Noise Council guidelines.  Skilled audio technicians with experience in live event productions should have the technology to monitor noise levels and the knowledge to make sure it is effective. 

The last thing you want is for concertgoers to experience hearing damage or for a noise complaint to disrupt your event.

Audio technicians should monitor the venue for sensitive sound areas and monitor sound frequencies throughout the event. Sound engineering crews utilize specialized equipment and a sound desk. Stage staff and crewmembers should wear proper ear protection and take breaks throughout the day.

OSHA Noise Regulations

In the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, sets a general industry standard which includes industry and all places of entertainment.  Standard 1910.95 allows 90 decibels (dBA) of exposure in an eight hour period and higher levels allowed during shorter periods of time. Some live music events exceed 90 dB, although most employees and musicians are not exposed for more than eight hours per day. 

Your event planning team should consider the noise levels for the audience in all areas of the venue as well as the sound and stage crew.  

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Production Plus is a leading live event production company with over 40 years of experience in stage and sound design. We offer total event planning services including an audio and visual technical team who combine decades of experience with the latest in high tech equipment. Production Plus has coordinated live music events for some of the largest companies in the world.

We are your one-stop for live music event solutions, partnering with you from the beginning for everything from the preplanning stage to post event services. Production Plus offers complete event production services including:

  • Audio visual services
  • Event staging
  • Digital event rendering
  • Exhibition design
  • Exhibit fabrication
  • Scenic construction
  • Custom, virtual and augmented reality app solutions

Make sure your audience hears your message loud and clear with no damage or disruption. Utilize the services of an experienced event production company to meet all local regulations for a pleasant and memorable event.

Production Plus is your one-stop for live event solutions, with experience in all 50 states and nearly every continent.  We offer more than 40 years of experience in telling your spectacular story that connects with and engages your audience. Contact us to learn how we can help you with your next live event production.

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