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The Musician's Career Guide

Turning Your Talent into Sustained Success

Afterword by Alexander Smalls
Published by Allworth
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

An Engaging and Accessible Guide to Achieving Sustained Access in the Music Industry 

As a musician, how can you blend art and survival and still keep loving the business? The Musician’s Career Guide, written from the perspective of someone who has engaged in the daily struggle that all artists encounter, provides clear strategic support and advice in a knowledgeable, reader-friendly voice.

From preparing for an audition to business planning to protecting one’s mental and emotional well-being, The Musician’s Career Guide marries practical tips with in-depth resources, anecdotes and stories to learn from, and comments for consideration and self-reflection. This book is a tool musicians can use to develop a realistic roadmap for success in the careers they desire. Part textbook, part self-directed learning tool, and full mentor, this information-packed text speaks with the voice of experience in a way that is realistic and attainable. The authors address topics including the following fundamental areas: 

  • Career development 
  • Touring 
  • Roles within the music industry 
  • Recording deals and industry 
  • PR and marketing for artists 
  • Keys to community engagement 
  • The mental side of being a musician
  • The path and commitment to mastery as professional musician  

The Musician's Career Guide offers a foundation for both new and experienced musicians who yearn to clarify and achieve their individual goals of personal success and fulfillment through their craft. It's essential reading for any musician. 

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Allworth (June 8, 2021)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781621537779

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