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Music as a profession. Vocational guidance

  • The 21st Century Singer: Making the Leap from the University into the Worldby Susan Mohini Kane

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    The vast majority of singers with a degree in performance are un- or under-employed in their field. Despite the fact that talented singers are discovered every day, there are far too few jobs in the field of classical music to accommodate all of them, a problem evidenced by regular reports of opera companies and symphony orchestras closing their doors.... more...

  • Access All Areasby Trev Wilkins

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95

    From the paperwork to the practical aspects, Access All Areas gives you an excellent insight into the live music and touring industry. Drawing on a vast range of real-world experiences Wilkins provides you with the key technical aspects of gigging and touring in an easily understood manner. Whether you are performing in a church, club or concert hall,... more...

  • Among the Jasmine Treesby Jonathan Holt Shannon

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    The first ethnographic study of music-making in modern Syria more...

  • Anforderungsprofile für Künstlermanagerby Ki-Won Sur

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 30.01

    Musik ist ein wichtiger Bestandteil des täglichen Lebens. Aktives Musikhören gehört zu den häufigsten Freizeitaktivitäten der deutschen Bürger. Auch im Alltag haben Menschen ständig Kontakt mit Musik, ob beim Einkaufen im Supermarkt oder bei einem Treffen mit Freunden im Cafe. Oftmals lassen Menschen auch bei anderen Aktivitäten Musik im Hintergrund... more...

  • Band Aideby John B. Taylor; Angela Taylor

    Personhood Press 2005; US$ 10.00

    This question-and-answer, no-holds-barred discussion of the intricacies of making a living as a professional musician gives frank advice regarding professional and personal aspects for a band's success and survival. An extensive range of industry topics are covered, including how to find and hire musicians, lay down gig and rehearsal rules, find booking... more...

  • Bandalismby Julian Ridgway

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Becoming an Orchestral Musicianby Richard Davis

    Giles de la Mare Publishers Ltd 2012; US$ 14.57

    Becoming an Orchestral Musician takes you on a journey into the musical profession. It is the first comprehensive guide for professional musicians on how to succeed in joining an orchestra or ensemble, and how to survive as an orchestral musician. Such crucial topics as how to obtain the right tuition, music college versus university, auditioning,... more...

  • Beyond the Batonby Diane Wittry

    Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 22.99

    Part One. Prologue: So - You Want to Be a Conductor? It Starts With You!. 1. Preparing for Success. 2. Path to the Podium. 3. Your First Job. 4. Artistic Leadership. 5. Artistic Programming. 6. The People Factor. 7. Funding the Artistic Vision. 8. Closing Thoughts. Part Two: Resources. Music Organizations. Music Sources. Training and Personal Development.... more...

  • Beyond Subcultureby Rupa Huq

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 41.95

    Presenting a new approach to the study of youth culture and popular music, Beyond Subculture re-examines the link between music and subcultures and asks the question; in an ageing world, can pop music still be an automatic metaphor for youth culture? Using case studies and first-hand interviews with consumer and producers including Noel Gallagher... more...

  • 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...