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Books and Audio Books on the art of artist, personal and business management, including self management, management resources, contact bibles and becoming a manager. Please Note: Prices are provided as a general guide, latest prices are available from the suppliers site. All links open in a new window.

A Singer's Guide to Getting Work
by John Byrne, Julie Payne
This book is aimed at beginners, with advice for anyone wanting to launch or maintain their professional singing career, this manual focuses on the realities of starting a career and making a living in singing. The styles of singing covered include pop, soul, country, folk, jazz and classical. From finding the right singing teacher to getting an agent, from performing live to recording, the author offers tips that seek to inspire and encourage beginners and help those already in the profession to take their careers to the next level. Read More / Purchase at Amazon UK


Book Cover Image Business of Artist Management
Synopsis
Formerly entitled "Successful Artist Management", this book is designed as a reference work for artist management in the music business but is also great for anyone trying to gain a better understanding of just what artist management involves.
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Book Cover Image The Cabaret Artist's Handbook
by Bob Harrington
Synopsis
This text aims to show performers the ins and outs of mounting a cabaret act. The author argues that entertainers need to know both the creative and business aspects involved, such as choosing the right material, structuring the act, getting bookings and publicity.
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Book Cover Image Going Pro
9.95
Getting ahead in the music industry can be incredibly difficult. No matter how talented you are, it seems every musician has to be wise to the rules of the game if they are going to get their music heard. Going Pro is divided into eleven chapters dealing with some of the most important topics of the music industry. including auditioning band members, leading and naming a band, photo sessions, press packs, demo tapes, personal and business managers, music attorneys, booking agents, record companies, A&R, publising, songwriting, self promotion, meeting and greeting.
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Book Cover Image IMF 2000
A Guide to Professional Band Management
by the International Managers Forum
Synopsis
With every passing year, the music business becomes more about business than music and for new bands, getting that break can depend as much on boardroom skills as musical ability . The crucial thing for any act is to get the right management, but so often the best managers are not available and those who are available are as inexperienced as the bands they represent.  But help is at hand in the shape of The IMF Handbook, the official guide from the International Managers Forum. Set up to represent and advise managers in the music business, the IMF offers legal, financial and technical advice to aspiring and fully fledged managers, dealing in such areas as copyright, recording and publishing contracts, training and education, government lobbying as well as tackling e-commerce and related issues affecting the modern music industry. In short, everything you need to know about managing an artist.

Written by key figures in the music industry, including the managers of some of the most successful acts in the world, plus top legal and financial experts, The IMF Handbook offers the definitive guide to band management. Whether it's tips on maximising your merchandising, negotiating record company contracts, understanding publishing deals or handling PR, The IMF Handbook has the information you need, including a full international directory of managers and music societies. If you're in the music business--or you want to be--can you afford to be without this book?
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Book Cover Image The Music Management Bible
by The Music Managers Forum
Synopsis
Written by leading industry professionals from all sectors this book covers the main heads of agreements for most contracts as well as explaining the relationship between the manager and 3rd parties. This is the ultimate resource for those seriously considering managing as well as invaluable for self managed artists or those that have want to understand the motivations of a professional muic manager. The 'Bible' also includes a full directory of IMMF (International Music Managers Forum) members with their contact/roster details.
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Book Cover Image The MMF Guide To Professional Music Management
Our Price: 24.00 Hardcover - 464 pages (23 July, 2001)
Synopsis
By the industry for the industry, this is the only professional book available on music management and the music industry.

Written and endorsed by the Music Managers Forum (MMF), this official guide offers in-depth advice on everything from negotiating record company contracts, to maximising your merchandising, to understanding publishing deals, to handling PR.  This 2nd edition features brand new chapters on IT, music insurance and band contracts as well as a fully updated international directory of managers, music societies and record labels.

Reflecting its professional status, the book is produced in an ergonomic filofax format as a versatile modular series to allow for future updates, additions and amendments. These will be made available as individual shrink-wrapped sections and via the internet.
* Includes a fully updated international directory of managers, music societies and record labels.
* The definitive guide to succeeding in the music business.
* Written by the major players in the industry, including managers of some of the most successful acts in the world.
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Book Cover Image Music Money & Success
by Jeffrey Brabec, Todd Brabec, Todd Brabes, Jeffrey Brabes
Synopsis
Written by ASCAP members, this book is a comprehensive guide to the music business. Millions dream of attaining glamour and wealth through music. This book reveals the secrets of the music business that have made fortunes for the superstars. A must for every songwriter, performer and musician, as well as required reading for every music lawyer, manager agent, producer or publisher.
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Peter Grant: The Man Who Led Zeppelin (Paperback Edition)
Paperback edition of this unforgettable history of the 'fifth' member of Led Zeppelin and the toughest rock manager of them all.
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