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This Business of Artist Management: Practical Guide to Successful Strategies for Career Development in the Music Business for Musicians, Managers, Music Publishers and Record Companies Hardcover – 1 Jul 1997


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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Billboard Books,U.S.; 3rd Revised edition edition (1 July 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823077055
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823077052
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 15.9 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 473,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Xavier M. Frascogna and H. Lee Hetherington are both successful attorneys and the coauthors of "Negotiation Strategy for Lawyers" (1-570-73891-2 ) and "This Business of Internet Law" (0-8230-7735-7). They are based in Jackson, MS. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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Show business has been around for as long as there have been singers, dancers, musicians, and audiences willing to pay to see and hear them. Read the first page
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Mar. 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book is great for anyone trying to gain a better understanding of just what artist management involves. I had only a limited knowledge of the subject and learned a great deal from this book.
I would definitely recommend it!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Mar. 1998
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I thought it was a good reference for the beginner. I felt that for such an extensive topic, the authors were able to convey the subject matter objectively and precisely without inundating the reader with meticulous explainations. I have referenced this book countless times since I purchased it, and I feel that it is an asset to my library.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Aug. 1999
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This book is absolutely excellent. It gives the detail we, as artists and managers, need to know--and it is given with clarity. I was also searching for a general book on management and found one that easily complements this superb book by these two experts. I also recommend a recently released and well-regarded book on leadership that is applicable to our industry---------it teaches us how to act and think like managers and leaders and take charge and responsibility when needed over our (as artists) or our clients' (if we are in management) careers. This outstanding and beautiful book is called "The Leader's Guide: 15 Essential Skills."
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
"A realistic view of the industry and the artist." 14 Mar. 1998
By sabrina7@primenet.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I thought it was a good reference for the beginner. I felt that for such an extensive topic, the authors were able to convey the subject matter objectively and precisely without inundating the reader with meticulous explainations. I have referenced this book countless times since I purchased it, and I feel that it is an asset to my library.
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Not that great. 25 Feb. 2003
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Format: Hardcover
A decent primer for a completely inexperienced beginner, but it hardly goes past what anyone with basic perception & common sense would already know. And the new edition is deceptive, too - the guy still talks about sending "demo cassettes" - it's pretty sad that they can't even update that basic of a detail. I'd STRONGLY recommend opting for 'All you need to know about the music business' by Donald Passman - it's infinitely more detailed & helpful, and is a very easy, yet informative read - you can get as much or as little out of it as you need.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
This Business of a great useful tool for the industry 10 Nov. 2002
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Format: Hardcover
I'll start off by saying I've been working in live sound for years and been a performer for longer. On top of being a very good describer of roles and key issues around industry careers the author (Xavier) explains in very precise detail what is involved from the start of a band to the high points. It is realistic and not out there in the clouds about managing "The Rolling Stones." Although this deals with management it is great for people interested in the industry. I speak highly of this book because I've had paid (at amazon.com) for books with 10% of the information in this book for [money]. Get this book and "This Business of Music" M. William Krasilovsky, these are great resources for the beginning to advanced people of knowledge of the industry. Also I must mention (what the description doesn't) that the book has sample contracts in the back that are very good.
28 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Great information 16 Mar. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is great for anyone trying to gain a better understanding of just what artist management involves. I had only a limited knowledge of the subject and learned a great deal from this book.
I would definitely recommend it!
17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
The obvious in 250 pages 28 Aug. 2004
By Reykjavik - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is about as pointless as majoring in Sociology. Its the most obviously basic stuff that anyone with even half a working brain can figure out. Each line in this book is like a greeting card of lame industry superficial insights like "there's always a possibility that hard earned success will disappear as quickly as it materializes." (pg107) and "Every artist is only as sucessful as the most recent accomplishment." (the very next line on pg 107)

All of this would be OK, in fact I expect it in a book about the music industry. But this book is really just 250 pages of THOSE TWO LINES written in different verse and/or syntax. I think the writers of this book said to themselves "instead of writing a book about management, lets see if we can figure out how to write the same thing in more than two thousand ways." Honestly, these guys should be in the Guiness Book Of World Records, but NOT writers of a useful, helpful, artist management book.
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