"This book is for those who are interested in the music business, especially for those who want to manage musicians. There is a lot of information to process, but the author does it in a plain, direct manner and it is well organized. He doesn't sugar coat things and clearly defines the career, letting you know what to expect. He gives plenty of real-life success stories to inspire the reader and motivate you to keep moving forward if this is your dream. While this is really a book for those interested in managing, it is also an informative read for musicians as well."--Book Bargains and Previews
"This second edition offers unique insights and information for those seeking a career in the music business. Allen (recording industry, Middle Tennessee State U.) gives a detailed account of the politics, processes and procedures from the perspective and experiences of artist managers, as well as from his own career of managing performers and other areas of the business. From making the decision to enter this high-risk, high reward career to signing a contract and beyond. Management skills, understanding the music business, budget planning and promotional guidelines are featured."--2nd Edition review in Reference and Research Book News
Artist Management for the Music Business 2ndEditionprovides key industry insight for both new and experienced artist managers, plus exclusive planning guidance, current management tools, and successful career strategies for managers and the artists they manage.
You will learn to prepare yourself for a career in artist management and become skilled with the tools to coach, lead, organize time, manage finance, market an artist, and carve out the successful career path for both yourself and your clients.
The book features profiles of artist managers, an exclusive and detailed template for an artist career plan, and samples of major contract sections for artist management and record deals.
Praise for the first edition
"I think this is a great book, and currently it is the only book of its kind that completely meets the objectives of a college-level artist management course textbook." Kai Thietje, Course Director, Full Sail University
"I know young managers who should own this book." Wayne Patton, former Senior VP of Music Publishing for CBS and SBK
This is essential reading for managers, students, and artists in the music business.
Updated information including a directory of artist management companies is available at the book's companion website, www.artistmanagementonline.com.
Wonderful insight into the development of a musical artist's career. Putting this work to the test and will be back with another review.Published 2 months ago by Eric C. Larson
My mom and dad likes this book because its tells them about the music industry and they will like to be my artist managers so everything will be okay for me and my BandPublished 4 months ago by Travisolson
I give this book 5 stars, because it basically gives you a complete outline of how to be an artist manager along with various examples by current and past artist management.Published 6 months ago by BigEasyReader
This book is awesome. I've read countless amounts of blogs and books about the music business. This is a great tool for both artists/bands and managers to understand a manager's... Read morePublished 7 months ago by xzxJennaxzx
Highly recommended for those who are seeking an understanding or to finesse current skills.
Amazing content and breakdown of the trade.
Great product for me and anyone wanting to learn about Artist Management. Especially new artists. Informative . Definately would recommend it.Published 11 months ago by Anonymous
THE MOST DETAILED BOOK ON THE INDUSTRY THAT I HAVE EVER READ. EXCELLENT. Should be a requirement text for all music industry courses. Its a good read for artist's as well.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is an absolute necessity for music industry newbies! I learned so much from the actual examples of contracts, budgets and time management guidelines!Published 12 months ago by Elle
Great book for entrepreneurs wanting to learn the business or for an entrepreneur looking to gain more education on the subject.
Easy to understand and easy to follow. Read more