Booking, Promoting and Marketing Your Music
A Complete Guide for Bands and Solo Artists. This book will be your constant reference on recording, booking, managing, promoting and selling your music. Across all genres of music, whether you are already working as a musician, just starting out, or are representing a band, you will refer to this guide again and again. You will discover how easy it is to:*Book great shows: You'll learn how to put together the most impressive press kit to help you get hired to play the shows you really want! Plus, tips for dealing with bookers and promoters; ways to find alternative, high-paying venues; and how to book great local, regional and national tours.*Market your music and sell thousands of albums: Learn the merchandising techniques you need to put your music in the hands of your target audience, while building up a huge and loyal fan base. Includes detailed information on utilizing the Internet to spread the word about your music and sell albums all over the world.*Manage your band: Learn networking skills so you can get your band the industry contacts you need. Learn the 10 rules of successful musicians that will really put your career into overdrive! Get advice from top industry pros on the when, why, and how of taking the next step beyond DIY.*Professional band promotion: Learn the secrets of getting the media to feature your band in magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, the Internet, etc. Use the book's 50 promotional tools to make a huge splash with your music. Write your 7 Step Music Business Plan to create a solid step-by-step plan for attaining your goals and achieving your dreams.The most comprehensive guide for musicians at any professional level who want to succeed at playing music and selling albums on their own terms. ©2000, 197 pages.