Artist Management for the Music Business

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Taylor & Francis, 2011 - Music - 279 pages
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Artist Management for the Music Business, Second Edition provides key industry insight for both new and experienced artist managers, plus exclusive planning guidance, current management tools, and successful career strategies for managers and the artists they manage.

You will learn to prepare yourself for a career in artist management and become skilled with the tools to coach, lead, organize time, manage finance, market an artist, and carve out the successful career path for both yourself and your clients.

The book features profiles of artist managers, an exclusive and detailed template for an artist career plan, and samples of major contract sections for artist management and record deals.

I think this is a great book, and currently it is the only book of its kind that completely meets the objectives of a college-level artist management course textbook. ---Kai Thietje, Course Director, Full Sail University

I know young managers who should own this book. ---Wayne Patton, former Senior VP of Music Publishing for CBS and SBK

This is essential reading for managers, students, and artists in the music business.

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CHAPTER 1 Professional artist management and its principles
CHAPTER 2 Preparing to manage
Preparing to be managed
From Colonel Parker to Jonnetta Patton
CHAPTER 5 The artist management contract
CHAPTER 6 A primer for the artist manager
CHAPTER 7 The artist as a business
CHAPTER 8 Income from live performance
CHAPTER 12 The artist career plan
CHAPTER 13 Coaching leadership and final advice
Take 6 marketing brief
Artist management contract form
Partnership agreement for members of a band
Recording contract
Kehas artist management contract
Code of conduct Music managers forum in Australia

CHAPTER 9 Income from songwriting
CHAPTER 10 Income from recording
CHAPTER 11 Conducting business for the artist

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About the author (2011)

Paul Allen is Associate Professor in the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University and co-author of Record Label Marketing, also published by Focal Press. He is also a frequent lecturer at other universities on artist management and other music business subjects. His career work has included radio, TV, political management, and the music business.

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