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After 20 years of booking and managing my artist's,
I wanted one resource to turn to where I could get spot-on information and insights from others who had built
successful touring careers as an artist or an agent. I wanted help! I wanted information! BUT I didn't want
to spend tons of time searching all over the place for bits and pieces. I wanted to know how to make my
artist's successful. I wanted it, but it wasn't out there then.
It is NOW though. After years of my own frustrations, and with many of the artist's and agents I knew
then, concerned with similar problems, I decided to do the research, interview the professionals who
had some answers, gather the information and make it easy to access-all in one place.
Now I want to help you be successful! Now you can save years of searching for information pertinent to
your career development. Now you can learn from my mistakes, my successes and other agents and artists years
of experience. Now you can save your time, your money and start getting the kind of gigs you want, for the
kind of money you deserve with a loyal fan base that buys your CDs and comes to your shows, over and over
Why, because now you will have time-proven resources and information at your fingertips in a step-by step,
easy and fun to read Guide, that can help you develop, maintain and plan for the growth of your performing
career. Let me shave years off your learning curve and help you take your career to the next level.
Since 1998, the award-winning, How To Be Your Own Booking
Agent has been among the
top selling music and performing arts business books. It is regularly selected each semester by professors
teaching music business and the performing arts and continually recommended by musicians and performing
artists, world-wide. This unique step-by-step guide and resource book is artfully organized so that it's
easy and fun to read with savvy advice, realistic methods and action plans geared for your success.
This completely updated edition provides current information about immigration regulations for touring
artists, new technology advances in digital and electronic press kits and a
completely rewritten Internet Marketing chapter integrating Web 2.0 & 3.0 into music
Exciting new insights from experienced professionals in the entertainment business pepper each page. There
are 24 chapters enhanced with completely updated resource sections following each chapter packed with
recommended books, directories, web sites and new conferences helping musicians and performing artists
achieve their career goals. This revised 3rd Edition truly is THE Musician's & Performing Artist's Guide
To Successful Touring.
How To Be Your Own Booking Agent THE Musician's & Performing Artist's Guide To Successful
Touring tackles such topics as: The Art of Negotiating; How to Make Cold Calls; Setting Long
Term Goals; Effective Telephone Techniques; Creating An Effective Promotional Package; Contracts; The Art
of Touring; Managing the Road; Conferences; Trade Shows and Industry Events; Funding Sources; Crossing
Borders--U.S./Canada Touring; Marketing Your Act; Accessing the Media: Print, Radio, Television and
Internet Marketing; Working with Your Record Company; Working with Managers and Agents; When to Quit Your
Day Job; Hiring Help and Ethics and Attitudes.
"As someone who has had the
experience of climbing from the bottom to the top of the music industry, I find
Goldstein's book to be THE road map for taking a career from oblivion to stardom,
on one's own terms, while maintaining artistic integrity! By combining universal
business practices with music industry savvy, HOW TO BE YOUR OWN BOOKING AGENT
is your guide to success."
— RAVI, Singer/Songwriter, Former Guitarist for Triple GRAMMY Nominee,
The information in How To Be Your
Own Booking Agent is visually accessible with worksheets
and a variety of forms included throughout the book that may be copied for the artist's use and convenience.
I've answered most of the burning questions, provided immediately usable methods and tackled many of the
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