Synopses & Reviews
Take your sound from the garage to the studio.
Expert authors Mark Bliesener and Steve Knopper show musicians how to start a band, keep it together, get gigs and promote them, afford equipment, avoid scams, deal with alcohol and drugs, and even make a CD and video. The book will help readers choose their look, their sound...and even a name!
Written by music industry insiders
Excellent complement to The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Songwriting
A unique source for the wisdom that bands usually gain only through painful experience
- Written by music industry insiders- Excellent complement to "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Songwriting- A unique source for the wisdom that bands usually gain only through painful experience
About the Author
Mark Bliesener is the president of Mark Bliesener Consults, a firm specializing in advising bands on all areas of international and domestic personal management, touring, and talent industries. He has over 30 years of experience in the music industry. He has helped numerous artists score Grammys, CMA, ACM, and Gold and Platinum records. Steve Knopper is a freelance music business writer with more than 10 years experience. He writes regularly for Rolling Stone, Spin, Chicago Tribune, and Newsday. His articles have also appeared in Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Details, Wired, New York, Musician, Guitar World, and more. He has edited two books: Swing: The Essential Album Guide and Lounge: The Essential Album Guide to Martini Music and Easy Listening.