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The Musician's Handbook: A Practical Guide to Understanding the Music Business (Paperback)
Item: BLBDD55   
Unit Price : $19.95
Book Description
FINALLY, a book written BY A MUSICIAN FOR MUSICIANS--from an author who has actually been in the trenches himself—from rehearsal studios to label signings, from recording studios to concert stages. Get the STRAIGHT FACTS about the music industry--NOT THE FAIRY TALES.

In The Musician’s Handbook, veteran musician Bobby Borg reveals over 35 inspirational and proactive strategies for pursuing a successful career in the music industry. Other chapters of this indispensable primer provide comprehensive coverage of the four types of business relationships, the five key people a musician needs to succeed and the four major sources of music revenue.

Rare and candid interviews with top industry professionals such as Fred Croshal (GM of Maverick Records), Neil Gillis (VP of A&R; and Advertising at Warner/Chappell Music), Chris Arnstein (personal manager, international tour manager and booking agent) and Henry Rollins (punk-rock legend of Black Flag and Rollins Band) make the Musician’s Handbook one of THE MOST HONEST AND RESOURCEFUL BOOKS EVER WRITTEN ABOUT THE MUSIC BUSINESS TO DATE! If you're even thinking about pursuing a career in music, or wondering why it hasn't turned out as expected, The Musician's Handbook is a Necessity!

*Loaded with invaluable information and contacts that can mean the difference between succeeding and failing in the music industry

*Essential reading for musicians, songwriters, publicists, managers, and anyone else interested in making a successful career in the music business

*Filled with entertaining anecdotes and side bars allowing you to flip through its pages and read interesting stories and facts

*A Concise, easy-to-read introduction to the business of music that arms musicians with What they WANT and NEED about the music business so that they can get back to doing what they like best--CREATING MUSIC!

From the Author
NOTE: The Musician's Handbook investigates the realities of the music business behind the glamorous fantasy world often portrayed in the media. It is designed to help you to understand the ins and outs of the music industry. At times it will seem harsh. But the more aware you are of the potential obstacles in your path, the better prepared you will be to overcome them. Whether you're out on the road, or just getting ready to cut your first record, it pays to be armed with as much ammunition as possible. Perhaps these quotes from Sun Tzu's The Art of War, an ancient Chinese strategy adapted by leading business professionals today, will illustrate this point:

"Know yourself and know your enemy and you will fight a hundred battles without disaster."

"Know the ground, know the weather; your victory will then be total."
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