How to Make a Living As a Musician: So You Never Have to Have a Day Job Again

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This book is a comprehensive and realistic text that shows musicians, writers, arrangers and singers how to create their ideal lifestyle. It covers the day-to-day activities, truths and myths of how to actually make a living, directly answers the thousands of questions asked of the author over the past twenty-five years, and emphasizes professionalism and goal achievement. This 272 page, 21 appendix text is a unique product aimed at real-life application and results. Starting with an overview of the music business by covering the different types of work available for different instruments, this text then proceeds with all the specifics from rehearsing and life organization, to what song to play first at a dance. Included in the appendices is a word-for-word script for running weddings, a 55 step home application program for starting a group and getting it working and a 58 step freelancing program. Private teachers and college instructors can design curriculum with these materials or use the already written programs.

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Veteran musician and teacher Marty Buttwinick wrote How To Make A Living As A Musician ó So You Never Have To Have A Day Job Again! to fill an educational need. It is a realistic, down-to-earth text that teaches musicians, writers, arrangers and singers how to create their ideal lifestyle. It covers the day-to-day activities, truths and myths of how to actually make a living. This 272 page, 21 appendix text aims for real-life application and results. It directly answers the thousands of questions asked of the author over the past twenty-five years, and emphasizes professionalism and personal goal achievement. It is not another book on how to get a record deal or play the guitar: it is the roadmap for creating a career playing music--The Musicianís Career Manual.

Starting with an overview of the music-playing business by covering the different types of work available for different instruments, this text then proceeds with all the specifics. From rehearsing and life organization, to what song to play first at a danceóitís all there. Included in the appendices is a word-for-word script for running weddings, a 55 step home application program for starting a group and getting it working, and a 58 step freelancing program.

How To Make A Living As A MusicianÖ is the most thorough and easy to use music-playing business book on the market. It fills in the missing information about what it really takes to make a living playing music. Musicianís, singers, booking agents, teachers and teens are currently using this one-of-a-kind book because it is street-smart and success oriented.

From the Author:

I first got the idea to write this book when a student of mine brought a popular, Ďmaking-money-with-musicí type of book to his lesson with some career questions that his book didnít answer. I borrowed the book, read it, and thought... close, but not quite complete. I read another popular book about the business and was similarly disappointed with what I read, though the information was great. These two books either left out very important information, assumed that the reader already knew a whole lot of fundamental info, or were really books on how to be a professional piano player (which is great if you're a piano player!).

While doing further research to find a book that actually answered the many questions my students had been asking, I found books on songwriting, getting record deals, playing instruments and other related topics. Fine. Good information. But there was nothing that actually provided a clear road map that took a person from amateur to pro, with an overview of all the instruments, styles of music, and exactly what it took.

By that point I decided to write and publish a book.

So, I put together some surveys, discovered what people wanted to know, and wrote it up. I also surveyed my musician peers, and those higher in the biz than myself, to ensure I covered as many bases as I could. (In addition to my own professional and educational knowledge, I wanted to know what they considered the most important things an upcoming musician needed to know.)

As I wrote, gigged and taught I studied typesetting, book design, computers, printing and publishing.

Add a professional book editor, lotís of proof readers, a graphic designer for the cover, long hours, and a lot of help from my friends... and you get a book with some new answers to some old questions.

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