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Music as a profession. Vocational guidance

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  • Rock Star 101by Marc Ferrari

    Allworth Press 2006; US$ 17.95

    A successful rock guitarist shares with musicians at every level firsthand knowledge of how to endure and triumph in the music industry. Rock-and-roll dreams become realities with this guide. Packed with advice and entertaining stories from life on stage and on the road, Rock Star 101 tells musicians on the rise how to: Understand the business... more...

  • Music Business and the Experience Economyby Peter Tschmuck; Philip L. Pearce; Steven Campbell

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    Music Business and the Experience Economy is the first book on the music business in Australasia from an academic perspective. In a cross-disciplinary approach, the contributions deal with a wide-range of topics concerning the production, distribution and consumption of music in the digital age. The interrelationship of legal, aesthetic and economic... more...

  • Promoting Your Musicby Tom May; Dick Weissman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    While many dream of a career as a singer/songwriter, few know how to go about getting bookings, copywrighting and protecting their songs, making promotional recordings, getting radio and print coverage and negotiating contracts for appearances. This book covers all of these topics and more, aimed at everyone from the absolute beginner to the more... more...

  • Planning Your Piano Successby Stewart Gordon

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 17.99

    Young pianists pursuing a professional career face a barrage of questions, choices, and challenges. In this book, experienced teacher and performer Stewart Gordon offers a new and practical way to approach them by helping readers to plan strategically and build a secure and successful career from the ground up. For decades, Gordon has guided young... more...

  • Microphone Fiendsby Tricia Rose; Andrew Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Microphone Fiends , a collection of original essays and interviews, brings together some of the best known scholars, critics, journalists and performers to focus on the contemporary scene. It includes theoretical discussions of musical history along with social commentaries about genres like disco, metal and rap music, and case histories of specific... more...

  • How to Start a Home-Based Recording Studio Businessby Joe Shambro

    Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    How to Start a Home-Based Recording Studio walks aspiring studio owners through all the steps necessary to turn their passion into a business. The first-ever guide to focus not only on outfitting a studio, but also to offer a full range of advice on converting a studio into a profit-making enterprise, it is an indispensible reference for any studio... more...

  • How to Start a Home-based DJ Businessby Joe Shambro

    Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    Everything you need to know to run a profitable and satisfying DJ business from your home. more...

  • The Pocket DJby Sarah Lewitinn

    Gallery Books 2010; US$ 26.95

    With more than two thousand songs handpicked and organized by former Spin magazine writer and editor Sarah Lewitinn (aka Ultragrrrl), The Pocket DJ is the ultimate insider's reference guide for selecting music, downloading MP3s, and making all-purpose mixes for every occasion imaginable. Playlists include: Essential genres: with crowd-pleasing... more...

  • Understanding the Classical Music Professionby Dawn Elizabeth Bennett

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 124.95

    Understanding the Classical Music Profession is an essential resource for educators, practitioners and researchers who seek to understand the careers of classically-trained musicians, and the extent to which professional practice is reflected within existing classical performance-based music education and training. Bennett maintains that a musician... more...

  • Western Music and Its Othersby Georgina Born; David Hesmondhalgh

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    This innovative collection of articles offers a major comprehensive overview of new developments in cultural theory as applied to Western music. Addressing a broad range of primarily twentieth-century music, the authors examine two related phenomena: musical borrowings or appropriations, and how music has been used to construct, evoke, or represent... more...