Artist Management for the Music Business

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Taylor & Francis, 2007 - Music - 274 pages
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Allen prepares you for the realities of successfully directing the careers of talented performers in the high-risk, high-reward music business.

You will learn to prepare yourself for a career in artist management – and then learn the tools to coach, lead, organize time, manage finances, market an artist, and carve out a 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. Updated information including a directory of artist management companies is available at the book's companion website.

A peer reviewer for Artist Management for the Music Business proclaimed “…this is going to be an excellent text. It contains many unique insights and lots of valuable information.? This is essential reading for managers, students, and artists in the music business.

* Key industry insight for both new and experienced artist managers
* Exclusive planning and management tools
* Successful career strategies for managers and the artists they manage
 

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Contents

1 Principles of Management for the Artist Manager
1
2 Preparing to Manage
11
Preparing to Be Managed
23
Colonel Parker to Sharon Osbourne
29
5 The Artist Management Contract
45
A Primer for the Artist Manager
55
7 The Artist as a Business
69
8 Income From Live Performance
85
12 The Artist Career Plan
141
13 Coaching Leadership and Final Advice
163
A Take 6 MarketingPublicity Report 41
171
B Artist Management Contract Form
179
C Partnership Agreement for Members of a Band
195
D Recording Contract
219
Glossary
263
Bibliography
267

9 Income From Songwriting
101
10 Income From Recording
107
11 Conducting Business for the Artist
127

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About the author (2007)

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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