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From the Back Cover

Learn to:

  • Navigate the music business to pursue a successful and sustainable career
  • Follow a plan that builds your success, one step at a time
  • Create a brand that stands out to fans and industry professionals
  • Understand music publishing, contracts, copyrights, and licensing

Your definitive guide to succeeding in the music industry

Have you paid your dues on the stage or in the studio as an aspiring musician, but still haven't seen your slice of the pie? You've come to the right place! Written by an industry expert who knows the ins and outs of the biz, this friendly guide takes the guesswork out of making it in the music world — and shows you how to achieve and sustain a career in today's music business.

  • Music to your ears — learn how to create a music business plan that can get you noticed by investors, music professionals, studio execs, sponsors, and more
  • The sound of music — write, rehearse, record, perform, and sell your music, and grasp the importance of copyrights and licensing
  • More cowbell — optimize your website and social media presence, and learn how to brand yourself for ultimate success
  • On the road again — find out how to make the most of touring and performing, from keeping yourself healthy to paying your bills while you're away

Open the book and find:

  • How to make more money from your work with smart distribution
  • Ways to build your brand to get more people talking about your music
  • Guidance on getting gigs, going on tour, and growing your presence
  • Plain-English guidance on tracking website traffic and social media
  • Ten habits common to successful musicians
  • Tips on how to present yourself professionally

About the Author

Loren Weisman is a music business consultant, speaker, and author who has been a part of over 700 albums. He also maintains TV production credits for three major networks and has served as a media consultant for many businesses in and out of the arts and entertainment fields. Loren is an executive producer and co-creator of Leveraging Smart, a new reality business TV show airing in 2016.

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Product Details

  • Series: For Dummies
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (June 29, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1119049652
  • ISBN-13: 978-1119049654
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Business advisor, speaker, and author Loren Weisman organizes, optimizes, and implements individualized branding, marketing, and content plans for start-up and established businesses. Weisman is a managing partner and cofounder of Leveraging Smart. With deep experience in all aspects of the music industry, Loren has worked on hundreds of albums as a drummer, producer, and production consultant.

He also maintains TV production credits for three major networks as well as serving as a media consultant for many businesses in and outside of the arts and entertainment fields. Weisman has stayed up to date with the constant changes in both the music and television industries over the past two decades as well as keeping up with the pulse and motion of content creation, marketing, promotion, and social media, thus affording the maximum promotional footprint for clients.

For more on Business Advisor Loren Weisman's advising packages marketing plans, speaking & hourly consulting, visit:
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Great book. A bit more approachable for those who like to flip through stop, and learn something vs taking a classroom adventure, perhaps than his other awesome book on succeeding in the music biz. Different animal, but also some different thoughts and there is no bad advice here. If you can only afford one music business book, this is the one, even if you're not a dummy!
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Excellent writer and well thought out summary. Worth more than the price and time.
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