This is the best personal and highly professional tour guide in book format
How To Be Your Own Booking Agent by Jeri Goldstein is the best personal and
highly professional tour guide in book format, on the market for career musicians,
written by someone who has all the necessary credentials and expertise as an agent herself.
Every detail of the booking process is shared in a very understandable, readable language.
There are many forms and suggested steps to follow for each necessary process.
Here are excerpts of many of the topics you’ll master: Cold calls; Promo package and an EPK; Negotiation techniques & types of deals; Tour budget & contract forms; Local, regional, and national tours & the types of venues & concerts available; Crossing our U.S. borders with your tour; Role of the road manager and working with agents & managers; Expand your markets at conferences; Find funding resources from grants; sponsorships and record company tour support; Create your marketing plan and create all media print; Get your music heard on radio and TV; How to make the internet work for you; Create the ultimate one-year or more touring plan. We must become independent entrepreneurs if we want to survive in this business since there are no safe umbrellas out there. Jeri will teach you how to book the next gig and plan for the entire year ahead. If your goal in life is a professional career in music, Jeri's book will help you produce results. I’ll look forward to seeing you out there at the next venue, community event, festival or concert hall.