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Music as a profession. Vocational guidance

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  • Beyond Talentby Angela Myles Beeching

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 19.99

    This guide is a gold mine of detailed advice, real life examples and options for any musician serious about a career as a performing artist. Offering an entrepreneurial approach, this book covers artist management, publicity, recordings, websites, fundraising, and freelancing, plus how to manage money, stress and time. more...

  • Bandalismby Julian Ridgway

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Bandalism [ban-d?l-i-z?m] n .: the willful or malicious destruction of, or damage to, the fabric of a rock/pop/indie group brought about by one or more of its members Axl Rose's monumental meltdowns . . . Kurt Cobain's tragic band-slaying suicide: The long history of platinum-selling überband implosions is more dramatic than a Russian novel. But... more...

  • This Business of Urban Musicby James Walker

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 24.95

    The first reference book all about the business side of gospel and urban music. Hip-hop and R&B hold 25 percent of the consumer music market. Another 20 percent is held by religious (gospel and Christian) music, soul, disco, dance, and jazz. Here?s the first reference book to offer sound business and legal advice specifically tailored to these areas... more...

  • The Musician's Guide to the Roadby Susan Voelz

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2012; US$ 16.95

    An all-access pass to what goes on backstage, onstage, and on the way to the stage. What's a tour bus like? What are the band members saying to each other on stage? Exactly how much sex, how many drugs, how much rock 'n' roll are we talking here? The Musician's Guide to the Road answers all these questions and many, many, many more. Both a valuable... more...

  • The Performing Lifeby Sharon Mabry

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 40.99

    The Performing Life: A Singer?s Guide to Survival is the first-hand account of the 35-year career of singer, music professor, and recording artist Sharon Mabry, who draws on personal experience to explore how professional singers survive in the face of personal and professional pressures, exorbitant expectations, illness, and the demands of their... more...

  • Music Career Advisingby Eric Branscome

    R&L Education 2013; US$ 24.99

    Music Career Advising: A Guide for Parents Students and Teachers answers the most common music career questions through research-based career advising strategies, a comprehensive inventory of music careers, bibliography of print and on-line music career resources, and additional information gathered through interviews with leading musicians in... more...

  • Starting Your Career as a Musicianby Neil Tortorella

    Allworth Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Whether you dream about becoming a rock star or a sought-after talent playing local gigs, Starting Your Career as a Musician will guide you along the path to success. Author Neil Tortorella explores the myriad opportunities in music today and details proven strategies for seeking them out. He reveals the common pitfalls and traps that are often... more...

  • Mentoring in the Ensemble Artsby Timothy Sharp

    Gia Publications 2013; US$ 19.99

    Tim Sharp is a choral conductor and clinician and the executive director of the American Choral Directors Association, the national professional association for choral conductors, educators, scholars, students, and choral music industry representatives in the United States. In this capacity, he represents choral activity in the United States to... more...

  • Portrait Galleryby Edward Greenfield

    Elliott & Thompson 2014; US$ 14.99

    From Leonard Bernstein to Benjamin Britten, André Previn and Igor Stravinsky, Edward Greenfield had the privilege of getting to know some of the 20th century's greatest composers, conductors and performers. His lifelong career as a music critic for the Guardian and Gramophone has taken him around the world and left him with an endless source of fascinating... more...

  • The Insider's Guide to Music Licensingby Brian Tarquin

    Allworth Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    First-hand advice for musicians from Brian Tarquin, author, who has over twenty years of experience in licensing music to record labels, TV shows, feature films, radio promos, and network promos. This book takes you through how licensing really works: what type of royalties are expected, digital royalties from companies, receiving royalties from iTunes,... more...