Making a Living in Your Local Music Market

Making a Living in Your Local Music Market

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You can survive happily as a musician in your local music market. This book shows you how to expand and develop your skills as a musician and a composer right in your own backyard. Making a Living in Your Local Music Market explores topics relevant to musicians of every level: Why should a band have an agreement? How can you determine whether a personal manager is right for you? Are contests worth entering? What trade papers are the most useful? Why copyright your songs? Also covers: * Developing and packaging your artistic skills in the marketplace * Dealing with contractors, unions, club owners, agents, etc. * Producing your own recordings * Planning your future in music * Music and the Internet * Artist-operated record companies * The advantages and disadvantages of independent and major record labels * Grant opportunities for musicians and how to access them * College music business programs * Seminars and trade shows * Detailed coverage of regional music markets, including Austin, Atlanta, Denver, Miami, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon.In these situations, the featured artist usually writes all or most of the material, and the only hope a band member has of ... You can register the name with the secretary of state in the state that you live in for a nominal fee, and this will at leastanbsp;...

Title:Making a Living in Your Local Music Market
Author:Dick Weissman
Publisher:Hal Leonard Corporation - 2006


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