Table of Contents, Acknowledgements, Book Specs and Publishing Info for The Artists Guide…
Table of Contents for The Artists Guide to Success in the Music Business
Foreword by Elliott Randall – xi
Acknowledgments – xiii
Author’s Note – xv
Introduction – 1
1. The Music Industry and You – 5
2. Your Band: Working with Other Musicians – 30
3. Defining and Refining Your Sound – 86
4. Managing, Performing, and Booking Gigs – 104
5. Solo or Band Touring – 152
6. The Music Business Plan – 171
7. In the Recording Studio – 189
8. Fundraising and Investors – 257
9. Your Band Is the Brand – 287
10. Music Marketing and Promotions – 315
11. Your Career in the Music Business of Today – 391
Conclusion – 426
About the Author – 428
Index – 429
Table of Contents Section: Additional Book Information
The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business, 2nd Edition, is also available in e-book versions as a full book and by chapters for download and are available as download cards.
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Table of Contents Section: Publisher’s Cataloging-In-Publication Data
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The artist’s guide to success in the music business : the “who, what, when, where, why & how” of the steps that musicians & bands have to take to succeed in music / Loren Weisman.—2nd ed., 1st Greenleaf Books ed.
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Issued also as an ebook.
1. Music trade—Vocational guidance. 2. Sound recording industry — Vocational guidance. 3. Musicians. I. Title. II. Title:
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ML3795 .W45 2013
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eBook ISBN: 9781608325795
Where to Request in Library of Congress:
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The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business, 2nd Edition,(TAG2nd) is a detailed analysis of the subjects that all musicians should understand and apply in order to pursue a successful and sustainable career in music today. This Music Industry Book delivers The ‘Who, What, When, Where, Why & How of the Steps That Musicians & Bands Have to Take to Succeed in Music. For more information about the music biz book, visit: https://artistsguide.net/
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