"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
From the Back Cover
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.