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This Business of Artist Management

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  4 reviews
This authoritative reference on artist management in the music industry is the standard for all phases of managing a musician's career from both the artist's and manager's point of view. This substantially updated edition covers the major changes that have transformed the business world and music industry over the past six years. Particular emphasis is given to the impact ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Billboard Books
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Laura
Feb 13, 2016 rated it liked it
This tome was written 500 years ago. Okay, 12 years, but that's about the same thing by music industry standards. I scanned it in 2 hours. I'd say at least 50% of it is still relevant. Of course, those parts are boring, exceedingly technical, and IMPORTANT. The basic structure of a management team remains the same. Things to consider before making certain crucial career choices remain the same. Business plans remain the same. Etc. Can you get by as an artist or a manager without reading this? Su ...more
Meg
Aug 17, 2008 rated it it was ok
Really wasn't what I was expecting - it's mostly a weird hash of stuff from the artist's POV and from the manager's. You can tell it's outdated at this point, when the author writes (or completely ignores) about the role of technology and the internet.

I wouldn't recommend it at all for those looking to stay independent for the near future or permanently. Everything takes place on a much larger scale, and the book advises time and time again to go to NYC/LA/Nashville to make it big, which is a de
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Roger
Nov 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone interested in being a music artist or artist manager
Excellent guide to the elusive craft of successfully managing music artists. The authors present a wealth of information on topics from hiring a team to handling publishing to dealing with personal crises and more. All of this is laid out in a very straight forward manner with bits of personal insight and experience to drive home their lessons. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the music business.
Jonathan
Mar 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
Another of my secondary class texts, Billboard painstakingly (and accurately) dissects what is necessary for a proper artist/manager relationship and how to make it productive and potentially profitable. Everyone aspiring to a performance career should read this book before hiring a manager. Everyone interested in management should read this book before acquiring the first client!
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