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The Musician's Handbook: A Practical Guide to Understanding the Music Business
An insider's guide to surviving and thriving in the music business for musicians, songwriters, publicists and agents. Veteran drummer Bobby Borg reveals 25 secrets to pursuing a successful career in music. There are informative one-to-one interviews throughout the book with industry professionals.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by Billboard Books
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Besides time with Warrant and Beggars & Thieves as well as his own band Left for Dead, Borg has a long history writing music magazine columns and method books. In this book, Borg unites his experience in working bands with his journalistic experience for an informative and detailed text on the mechanics of the music business. Along with bandmates, a musician needs a more extensive team to navigate the practical matters of a career in music. Borg details the roles of the attorney, personal ma ...more
Admittedly, a quick read because I skimmed more than half of it. Most of it just doesn't apply to me at this point in time. It is really informative for anyone wanting a career in the music business, but at least half of the book applies to those who are farther down the line. I will definitely revisit this book if I find myself down that line.