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, worldwide. 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 marketing.
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, websites 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.”
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 foreseeable problems.
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- Paperback: 510 pages
- Publisher: New Music Times, Incorporated, The; Revised edition (November 10, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0960683054
- ISBN-13: 978-0960683055
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.2 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds