Going Pro: Developing a Professional Career in the Music Industry

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1999 - Music - 194 pages
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(Musicians Institute Press). This handy guide provides everything you need to know to go pro, including information about personal managers, music attorneys, business managers and booking agents, record companies, A&R, publishing, songwriting, demo tapes and press kits, self-promotion, and much more. A must for all musicians!
 

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Contents

BANDS 1 Auditioning Members
Leading a Band
One Chief Many Indians
The Knack and Mozart
Naming Your Band
Photo Sessions
The Press Package
Demo Tapes
Inside a Record Company
Recording Contracts
Dont Do This
Names and Numbers
Makin Records 70 Knowledge Is Good
Dont Call
Decisions Decisions
Kerners Klass

Rehearsing
PERSONAL MANAGERS
Management Traits 25 Who Needs Management?
SelfEvaluation
Management Options
Finding a Manager
Creating a Buzz
How Managers Find New Talent
Attracting Clients
The Management Contract
MUSIC ATTORNEYS 49 Start Shopping
Attorney Checklist 51 Considerations and Complications
Who Reps Who?
BUSINESS MANAGERS
BOOKING AGENTS 53 Business Managers 54 Compensation 54 Booking Agents 55 How Agents Work
RECORD COMPANIES
Kennys Kids
Cartoon Boyfriend
Why Your Tapes Get Trashed 80 The Three AR Deals
Signing Ingredients
The Three AR Games
How to Get It Done Really
Copyrights
SONGWRITING
The Golden Rule
Choosing Your Best Songs
Cover Letters
Press Releases
The In Crowd
LOOKING BACK
Recommended Sources
Copyright

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