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An Engaging and Accessible Guide to Achieving Sustained Access in the Music Industry
As a musician, how can you blend art and survival and still keep loving the business? The Musician’s Career Guide, written from the perspective of someone who has engaged in the daily struggle that all artists encounter, provides clear strategic support and advice in a knowledgeable, reader-friendly voice.
From preparing for an audition to business planning to protecting one’s mental and emotional well-being, The Musician’s Career Guide marries practical tips with in-depth resources, anecdotes and stories to learn from, and comments for consideration and self-reflection. This book is a tool musicians can use to develop a realistic roadmap for success in the careers they desire. Part textbook, part self-directed learning tool, and full mentor, this information-packed text speaks with the voice of experience in a way that is realistic and attainable. The authors address topics including the following fundamental areas:
Roles within the music industry
Recording deals and industry
PR and marketing for artists
Keys to community engagement
The mental side of being a musician
The path and commitment to mastery as professional musician
The Musician's Career Guide offers a foundation for both new and experienced musicians who yearn to clarify and achieve their individual goals of personal success and fulfillment through their craft. It's essential reading for any musician.
About the Author
Heralded as a “powerhouse of a showman” (Glide Magazine), a “legitimate jazz triple threat” (Critical Jazz) and a drummer who “take[s] a back seat to no one” (New York Times), performer, author, and educator Ulysses Owens Jr. goes the limit in the jazz world and beyond. His passion for career development and creative entrepreneurship has taken him around the world as a lecturer helping students identify their purpose, and how to navigate this ever-changing terrain entrepreneurially as a creative. Ulysses's first published book, The Musician's Career Guide: Turning Your Talent into Sustained Success, will be published in June 2021 by Skyhorse Publishing, and distributed by Simon & Schuster. This book will serve as a textbook for various Music Business and Career Development programs around the world.
Cookbook, textbook author, and food writer Arlen Gargagliano is passionate about her family, friends, food, students, writing, reading, running, traveling, music, and dancing. Arlen is an ESL teacher and teacher trainer, and former restaurateur, who frequently travels abroad for writing and training projects. She’s currently working on her first novel.