Making Music Your Business

  • by David Ellefson
  • Narrated by David Ellefson
  • 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Being a successful musician takes more than playing well. This audiobook helps musicians of all styles and levels manage the business side of their career. Megadeth bassist David Ellefson draws on 20 years of recording and touring experience to share his knowledge of how the music industry works - from the musician's perspective. Explores the key areas of management, recording, promotion, touring, and career image. Includes the following:


In the Beginning: getting started, teamwork
The Team: personal management, attorneys, booking agencies, business management
Recording: record labels, record deals, artist royalties, independent labels, music publishing
Promotion: videos, radio, internet, press, publicity, touring
Traveling: the road, concert promoters, traveler's tips
Gear and More: merchandise deals; equipment endorsements; copyright ownership and incorporation; negotiating
Insights and advice from performers such as Tori Amos, Dave Mustaine, Chrissie Hynde, Billy Sheehan, and Slash.

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I thing the books have some good advice not only for musician and people of the music industry, instead of artist with serius ambitions.
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- Miguel GarcĂ­a

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-10-2014
  • Publisher: Backbeat Books