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How to Be Your Own Booking Agent: The Musician's & Performing Artist's Guide to Successful Touring Paperback – February, 2004
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This award-winning, unique, step-by-step guide and resource book, How To Be Your Own Booking Agent, is now available in its Revised 2nd Edition. Packed with helpful hot tips, savvy advice from industry professionals, realistic methods and action plans enhanced by completely updated resource sections following every chapter including recommended books, directories, web sites, businesses, new conferences and much more, truly is THE Musician's & Performing Artist's Guide To Successful Touring.
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Following her advice we hired and trained a woman to book us who then built an agency (Elite Audience! in San Diego) by adding more artists to her roster.
We've recommended this book to many artists, several who have thanked us after, and we've bought three copies to give to our support team. The forms included are worth the price of the book alone, and the guidance for designing a press kit, writing your bio, how to use press to get more gigs ("It's not what you get, it's what you DO with what you get") will make you thousands of dollars.
Our website (cocolafe.com) is the center of our promotion and booking materials which were created following Jeri's advice.
You can use the book to tour regionally or nationally. You can use it to become the specialist, the 'go-to' musician or band for a niche market, or you can use it to plot a path to a steady, full time income playing music.
It won't do you any good if you're not ready to sweat; this is not a motivational book, it's a how to get to work and get paid. Well written, clear and with no wasted words or hype. If you're good, get this and earn what you're worth.
Even with over 50 years experience in the business I still learnt a few things. If you don't want to learn you don't want to earn.
Bill Griffith Music School est 1963