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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.

Praise for the Previous Edition

- An exceptionally well-written, thorough, and competent legal and business book for an author who is a non-attorney. Bobby's book is extremely valuable for anyone trying to understand the music business.--Peter Paterno, The Law Offices of King, Holmes, Paterno, & Berliner, representing Metallica, Dr. Dre, and Pearl Jam

- The music business is full of minefields. The Musician's Handbook helps steer you through them in a way that lets you enjoy the journey. It's packed with valuable information you'll use time and again.--Don Gorder, Chairman of The Music Business/Management Department, Berklee College of Music

- Although there are many books dealing with the music business, The Musician's Handbook has a special and important perspective--that of a working musician.--Mark Goldstein, Senior VP of Business Affairs, Warner Bros. Records

- Straight talk and insight for musicians at every level

- Concise, clear, authoritative information from a music-industry insider

- Up-to-the-minute guidance on money, business, management, career planning, much more

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The industry bible for working musicians, this volume has been thoroughly revised and updated with 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, and much more.

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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 Musicians 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—its 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.

About the Author

Bobby Borg has been a drummer for more than twenty-five years, performing throughout the world. An instructor and lecturer, he has written for Modern Drummer and Music Biz magazines, among others. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823099702
Subtitle:
A Practical Guide to Understanding the Music Business
Author:
Borg, Bobby
Publisher:
Billboard Books
Subject:
Music trade
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
MUSIC / Reference
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Musician's Handbook: A Practical Guide to Understanding the Music
Publication Date:
20080415
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.18 x 7 x 0.59 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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 Musicians 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—its 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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