All Area Access: Personal Management for Unsigned Musicians

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1997 - Music - 379 pages
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(Book). Take charge of your musical destiny! All Area Access is your map for the road to musical success. Author Marc Davison puts his many years of experience as a musician and artist manager into this book. Topics include: starting a band, booking gigs, press and the media, recording, copyrights, merchandising, touring, finances, managers, agents, record deals, and much more everything you need to know and do to market your act and your music.
 

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Contents

WHERE IM COMING FROM
13
STATE OF MIND
19
STARTING THE BAND
30
CLASSIFIEDS
32
AUDITIONS
33
DETERMINING YOUR MUSICAL IDENTITY
34
BAND NAME
35
EQUIPMENT
38
MERCHANDISE ACCOUNTING FORM
193
FREE SHIRTS
195
MANUFACTURING AND RELEASING YOUR MUSIC
197
CHOOSING A MANUFACTURING COMPANY
200
SHIPPING HANDLING STORING
203
CHOOSING A FORMAT
206
SELF DISTRIBUTION
209
RECORD STORE FILE
214

IMAGE
40
COMMITMENT
41
REHEARSAL
42
ZEN AND THE ART OF REHEARSAL
45
BOOKING THE GIG
50
YOUR FIRST BOOKINGS
53
THE EVENT
55
PAY TO PLAY
56
NEGOTIATION
60
PROMOTION AND ADVERTISEMENT
62
MONTHLY CALENDAR
67
SETTING UP A MAILING LIST FILE SYSTEM
69
CONFIRMING THE SHOW
72
CONTRACTS AND RIDERS
76
CONFIRMED GIG FILE
82
ADVANCING THE SHOW
83
SHOWTIME
87
TRANSPORTATION
88
DEPARTURE
91
ARRIVAL Load In
95
STAGE PLOT
96
SOUND CHECK
99
DOWN TIME
101
SHOWTIME
104
POST SHOW WRAP UP
107
SETTLING THE SHOW
109
PRESS AND THE MEDIA
115
TYPES OF PRESS
116
HOW DO YOU GET PRESS
119
MUSIC PUBLICATIONS
123
INTERVIEWS
128
PRESS RELEASES
132
PRESS KIT
134
THE FOLDER
135
LOGO
136
BIO
140
ITINERARY
145
CLUB COLLEGE AND COLLEGE RADIO LISTINGS
146
COLLEGE RADIO
147
PRESS CLIPPINGS
149
POSTER
150
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
151
THE RECORDING STUDIO
157
CHOOSING A STUDIO
158
STUDIO PREPARATION
164
RECORDING TECHNIQUES LIVE VS TRACKING
168
MIXING
169
THE FINAL PRODUCT
170
COPYRIGHTING MADE EASY
171
COPYRIGHT FORMS
172
YOUR RIGHTS AS A COPYRIGHT HOLDER
181
ASCAP BMI SESAC
182
MERCHANDISING
185
TSHIRTS
186
TAPES
190
Setting Up A Booth
191
FIGURING OUT YOUR WHOLESALE AND RETAIL COSTS
215
HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR RECORD
221
INTERNET
224
ON THE ROAD
229
DEVELOPING A REGIONAL CIRCUIT
231
HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT CLUB
235
ROUTING
242
I PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
243
TOUR BUDGET
244
SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS
247
EQUIPMENT
248
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
250
Rx for health
252
ROAD CREW
254
COMFORTS OF HOME
257
DAILY ITINERARY
258
KEEPING TRACK OF ROAD EXPENSES
259
COLLEGE TOUR CIRCUIT
262
NACA
264
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BOOK COLLEGE
266
COLLEGE RADIO
269
CMJ
272
SO HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT GETTING AIRPLAY
275
ACCOUNTING MUSIC BUSINESS 101
281
DEVELOPING A CLEAR FINANCIAL PLAN
282
KEEPING BOOKS AND RECORDS OF TRANSACTIONS
283
FORMING THE BAND AS A BUSINESS ENTITY
287
BUSINESS REGISTRATION
289
SPREADSHEETS
291
BANK ACCOUNTS AND PETTY CASH
293
WHAT YOU DO WITH THE MONEY ONCE YOU MAKE IT
295
EXPENSES
299
PAYROLL
301
ASSIGNING YOUR MONEY TO SOMEONE ELSE
309
THE FOUR WISE MEN
311
MANAGER
312
LAWYERS
321
BOOKING AGENT
324
ACCOUNTANT
327
SHOPPING FOR A RECORD DEAL
330
WHEN ARE YOU READY TO LOOK FOR A DEAL
331
ALL ABOUT RECORD COMPANIES
335
WHAT DO LABELS LOOK FOR IN A BAND?
339
HOW TO PITCH YOUR BAND TO A LABEL
341
THE BUZZ
342
REJECTION
357
THE RECORD COMPANY SHOWCASE
359
BOOKING THE SHOWCASE
360
THE INVITATION
361
SHOWCASE REHEARSAL
364
THE SHOWCASE
365
THE VOWS MAJOR POINTS OF A RECORD DEAL
370
I DO
373
A WORD TO THE WISE
374
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Has Been a Band Member, Band Manager, and Personal Consultant to Thousands of Unsigned Musicians. Marc and His Family Live in Pomona, New York.

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