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Managing Artists in Pop Music: What Every Artist and Manager Must Know to Succeed [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Mitch Weiss , Perri Gaffney
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1 April 2003 158115268X 978-1581152685 illustrated edition
Discover the real story through a “week in the life of a music manager” in this guide to successful talent management! Through entertaining, real-life stories of famous artist-manager teams, Managing Artists in Pop Music analyzes, criticizes, and details what a talent manager must know in order to become an effective advisor and representative. Readers will learn scores of insider secrets for acquiring clients; negotiating fair contracts; avoiding career manipulation; and dealing with promoters, media, attorneys, and even unions. Packed with surefire career tips, industry guidelines, and sample contracts, here is the perfect springboard to success for music managers, recording artists, singers, and rock bands!

• Provides a complete course in music management from the point of view of both artist and manager

• Includes artist-management agreements, booking agreements, independent contractor forms, and booking summaries with clear explanations of each

Product details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.; illustrated edition edition (1 April 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158115268X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581152685
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,457,732 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Every manager and artist should read this book; a primer on how to be a good manager. A how-to book well told in a fast paced story form with real life situations, crises and solutions. --Robert Reilly, Entertainment Manager --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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A complete guide for artists and managers in pop music, with the inside scoop. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Managing Artists in Pop Music 6 Aug 2012
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In process of reading but highly knowledgeable even though the subject can be subjective in some parts. Ask me again in a few weeks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A terrific guide, cleverly laid out---artists take note 7 July 2003
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Hard to imagine a book doing a better job than this one does of walking someone through the world of pop music management. The authors have hit on a clever way to provide a wealth of detail, wisdom and rules, while keeping things entertaining: The narrative follows three days in the life of a manager of a band, using that story on which to hang the nuts and bolts. That way, you not only learn the tricks of the trade, but you get a sense of the life as well. This book would by no means be of interest only to someone who wants to get in strictly on the management side--I'm a (hopefully up-and-coming) musician, and almost everything in the book seemed potentially helpful to me, both in understanding what I can expect in a manager, and in learning approaches to self-management as well. This book is a tremendously valuable addition to my career-development library.
5.0 out of 5 stars Managing Artist in Pop Music 11 Feb 2013
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Extremely well done. Excellent read and very informative. I very much suggest you read if you are a part of the industry or want to be.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to the business 10 Sep 2009
By J. Van Guse - Published on
I purchased this book to help me with the review and involvement of managers on a day to day basis and an overview of rules of engagement. I found the book very helpful and I have gone back to it occasionally to refresh myself. Good tool.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Neds improvement but good 20 May 2006
By Crystal - Published on
This is a useful book but unfortunately only relates to pop music and the other genres are left alone. If you don't know which style you should choose and promote you should first read something more general like "Ty Cohen's Secrets to Making Money in the Music Industry" by Ty Cohen which is a valuable book for those who want to make a hit into the music business. This book reveals the most important secrets to succeed and you will start making profit in no time! Buy this book now if you want to find out the secrets from the pros.
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