Going Pro: Developing a Professional Career in the Music Industry
Hal Leonard Corporation, 1999 - Music - 194 pages
(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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BANDS 1 Auditioning Members
Leading a Band
One Chief Many Indians
The Knack and Mozart
Naming Your Band
The Press Package
Inside a Record Company
Dont Do This
Names and Numbers
Makin Records 70 Knowledge Is Good
Management Traits 25 Who Needs Management?
Finding a Manager
Creating a Buzz
How Managers Find New Talent
The Management Contract
MUSIC ATTORNEYS 49 Start Shopping
Attorney Checklist 51 Considerations and Complications
Who Reps Who?
BOOKING AGENTS 53 Business Managers 54 Compensation 54 Booking Agents 55 How Agents Work
Why Your Tapes Get Trashed 80 The Three AR Deals
The Three AR Games
How to Get It Done Really
The Golden Rule
Choosing Your Best Songs
The In Crowd
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