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The Musician's Handbook, revised edition: A Practical Guide to…
by Bobby Borg
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0823099709, Paperback)The bible of the music biz—now fully revised with new contacts, fee info, trends, tips. Want to know how to set prices for a gig? Want to be ahead of the curve on new trends in music? Want to have all the latest contact information on hundreds of industry pros? Have we got the book for you! The Musician’s Handbook, already the industry bible for working musicians, has been thoroughly revised and updated with the answers to all these questions and more. New interviews with music-business leaders, new pricing and legal structures for the digital age, new how-to tips for independent and do-it-yourself musicians—it’s all in here. Fees, royalties and advances, live performance, touring, merchandising, working with managers, lawyers, and agents, spotting new opportunities—all these topics and many, many more are covered in depth in this indispensable guide to becoming successful in music and in business.
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"Your music blaring to hordes of screaming fans, the marquee blazing your name in lights, red-carpet treatment ... just a few of the dreams any musician envisions when trying to make it big in the music business. Unfortunately, the underlying and oftentimes sobering reality is that today's music business is just that: a business, filled with hidden - and many times disastrous - pitfalls. Thankfully, author Bobby Borg, a music-industry insider, has provided everything a musician needs to know in plain and clear. language, giving solid advice and explanations on important topics such as record royalties, rates, escalations; recording advances and deals; live performance and touring contracts; and copyright laws in today's new music business."--BOOK JACKET.
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