Great books that help MUSICIANS SUCCEED

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The list author says: "Whether you are an aspiring or established musician, these books will help you achieve more career and personal success."
The Savvy Musician:  Building a Career, Earning a Living & Making a Difference
1.  The Savvy Musician: Building a Career, Earning a Living & Making a Difference by David Cutler
The list author says:
  "If you only have one music career book, this should be it.  Includes a ton of case studies, and packed with success strategies not found anywhere else.  Also, check out the savvymusician.com website for additional valuable info."
$17.44   Used & New from: $8.95
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Arts Marketing Insights: The Dynamics of Building and Retaining Performing Arts Audiences
2.  Arts Marketing Insights: The Dynamics of Building and Retaining Performing Arts Audiences by Joanne Scheff Bernstein
The list author says:
  "Though this book is written for arts administrators, it is extremely valuable for career musicians.  Includes some great case studies and discussions about how audiences think."
$19.98   Used & New from: $9.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music
3.  Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music by Angela Myles Beeching
The list author says:
  "Another great music career book.  This contains some excellent sample documents, and is well written and comprehensive."
Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Reaching Out: A Musician's Guide to Interactive Performance
4.  Reaching Out: A Musician's Guide to Interactive Performance by David Wallace
The list author says:
  "A great book for teaching artists, performers, and educators. Includes some sample scripts of interactive presentations."
Used & New from: $109.76
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The Music Teaching Artist's Bible: Becoming a Virtuoso Educator
5.  The Music Teaching Artist's Bible: Becoming a Virtuoso Educator by Eric Booth
The list author says:
  "One great way for performers to earn income working as a "teaching artist."  This book is highly recommended to TAs and other music educators."
$20.00   Used & New from: $11.93
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

This Business of Music, 10th Edition
6.  This Business of Music, 10th Edition by M. William Krasilovsky
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  "This is the book to check out for the "business" side of the business: contracts, copyright, legal issues, publishing."
$18.91   Used & New from: $6.70
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

All You Need to Know About the Music Business: Seventh Edition
7.  All You Need to Know About the Music Business: Seventh Edition by Donald S. Passman
The list author says:
  "In addition to the previous title, this book fills out details about music business."
Used & New from: $3.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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The Future of Music: Manifesto for the Digital Music Revolution (Berklee Press)
8.  The Future of Music: Manifesto for the Digital Music Revolution (Berklee Press) by Susan Gedutis Lindsay
The list author says:
  "The best assessment yet of the recording industry and where it is headed. If you are a recording artist, be sure to give this a read."
$13.66   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

The PracticeSpot Guide to Promoting Your Teaching Studio: How to Make Your Phone Ring, Fill Your Schedule, and Build a Waiting List You Can't Jump Over
9.  The PracticeSpot Guide to Promoting Your Teaching Studio: How to Make Your Phone Ring, Fill Your Schedule, and Build a Waiting List You Can't Jump Over by Philip Johnston
The list author says:
  "If you teach privately and want to build your studio, this book provides heaps of great ideas."
$27.20   Used & New from: $19.08
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Guide to Getting Arts Grants
10.  Guide to Getting Arts Grants by Ellen Liberatori
The list author says:
  "If you need to raise money through grants, this is the best book for artists, hands down."
$16.78   Used & New from: $4.45
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within (Book + CD set)
11.  Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within (Book + CD set) by Kenny Werner
The list author says:
  "Werner is one of the most important voices on the psychology of being a musician.  He addresses why the ego prevents us from reaching greatness, and the proposes solutions."
$19.71   Used & New from: $10.79
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)

Perfect Wrong Note - Learning to Trust Your Musical Self (Softcover)
12.  Perfect Wrong Note - Learning to Trust Your Musical Self (Softcover) by William Westney
The list author says:
  "Another book that challenges conventional wisdom, and makes you rethink musical priorities.  Addresses "un-lessons," "un-master classes," the "good student syndrome," and all kinds of "juicy mistakes.""
$14.79   Used & New from: $6.13
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art
13.  Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch
The list author says:
  "A beautiful and spiritual book emphasizing the importance and magic of a creative musical existence."
$11.81   Used & New from: $0.05
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

The Musician's Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness
14.  The Musician's Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness by Gerald Klickstein
The list author says:
  "An excellent book for young musicians focusing on practice, performance, and wellness."
$17.88   Used & New from: $13.89
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable--Includes new bonus chapter
15.  Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable--Includes new bonus chapter by Seth Godin
The list author says:
  "This will transform the way you think about the art you're making.  Don't just be outstanding.  Be remarkable."
$12.95   Used & New from: $7.20
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)

Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers into Friends and Friends into Customers
16.  Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers into Friends and Friends into Customers by Seth Godin
The list author says:
  "Godin is a leading voice in marketing today. This book teaches principles that will help musicians build a loyal and devoted following."
$17.76   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)

The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use Social Media, Blogs, News Releases, Online Video, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly
17.  The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use Social Media, Blogs, News Releases, Online Video, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly by David Meerman Scott
The list author says:
  "The world is changing quickly.  Effective marketing requires playing by the new rules, and this book shows you how."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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You, Inc.: The Art of Selling Yourself
18.  You, Inc.: The Art of Selling Yourself by Harry Beckwith
The list author says:
  "A book on personal branding that can help you distinguish your work."
$18.49   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life
19.  The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander
The list author says:
  "Anything is possible if you just change your perspective.  Written by an innovative conductor."
$10.55   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (329 customer reviews)

How To Win Friends and Influence People
20.  How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The list author says:
  "The music business is really about people first. This classic book will show you how to get more out of your relationships."
$14.53   Used & New from: $4.04
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,232 customer reviews)

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