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Managing artists in pop music : what every artist and manager must know to succeed

Author: Mitch Weiss; Perri Gaffney
Publisher: New York : Allworth Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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In this timely, plain-language guide, music managers and artists will learn the secrets of successful representation. Readers follow three days in the life of a fictitious manager encountering typical problems and take a look at real-life famous artist-manager teams as the authors outline, analyze, and criticize different approaches to this exciting profession.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mitch Weiss; Perri Gaffney
ISBN: 9781581158823 1581158823
OCLC Number: 721888405
Description: viii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I : Three days in the life --
Ch. 1. The day begins ; Ch. 2. Six rules of management ; Ch. 3. Commissions and advances ; Ch. 4. Becoming an entertainment manager ; Ch. 5. Artist/management relationship : business, ethics, and music ; Ch. 6. Performance contracts ; Ch. 7. Taxes ; Ch. 8. Drugs and rehab ; Ch. 9. The media and manager ; Ch. 10. Image and the press ; Ch. 11. Artist interviews and the press ; Ch. 12. Creating a marketable image ; Ch. 13. The internet takeover ; Ch. 14. Demos and material ; Ch. 15. Managing a star ; Ch. 16. Money matters ; Ch. 17. The stuff of stardom --
day two begins ; Ch 18. Five-year plans ; Ch. 19. Dueling divas ; Ch. 20. Crisis at 3:00 AM --
day three ; Ch. 21 Who would ever guess? ; Coda : Syra says (the most important advice) --
Part II : Contracts analysis for managers and artists. Ch. 22. Artist management agreements with analysis ; Ch. 23. Sample booking agreement (domestic and international travel) ; Ch. 24. Sample form for independent contractor with analysis ; Ch. 25. Sample record deal summary with a major record label with analysis.
Responsibility: Mitch Weiss and Perri Gaffney.

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