In-depth guide on how to become an Artist Manager in the world today

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Title: Artist Management for the Music Business, 2nd Edition
Category: Audio, Music Business, Music Production, Music Management
Author: Paul Allen
ISBN-13 number: 9780240815015

Binding: Paperback
No. of Pages: 304
Publisher: Focal Press
Publication date: 14/01/11
Dimensions: 7.5"x9.25" (19x23.5cm)

Artist Management for the Music Business provides clear, in-depth information on what to do as an artist manager and how to do it, preparing the reader for the realities of directing the careers of performers in the risky but rewarding music business. The book prepares the reader for a successful careerlooking at the application of classic management theory to artist management,featuring profiles of artist managers, an exclusive and detailed template for an artist career plan, and samples of major contract sections for artist management and record deals. Updated information including a directory of artist management companies is available on the companion website. Artist Management for the Music Business is written for record industry employees who want to know both what to do as a professional artist manager and how to do it as well as for all students studying music business or industry programs.


  • Key industry insight for both the new and experienced artist managers
  • Exclusive planning and management tools
  • Successful career strategies for managers and the artists they manage
  • Fully cited text from literature, personal interviews, and personal experience of the author.
  • Career and business planning for the artist manager including fully detailed and exclusive career plan template for an artist

1)Professional Artist Management and Its Principles
2)Preparing to Manage
3)Preparing to be Managed
4)Lessons in Artist Management
6)The Artist as a Business
7)Income from Live Performance
8)Income from Songwriting
9)Income from Recording
10)Conducting Business for the Artist
11)The Artist Career Plan
12)Coaching, Leadership, and Final Advice
Appendix A: Take 6 marketing brief
Appendix B: Artist Management Contract Form
Appendix C: Partnership Agreement for Members of a Band
Appendix D: Recording Contract
Appendix E: Ke$ha's Artist Management Contract
Appendix F: Code of Conduct- Music Manager's Forum in Australia

Artist Management for the Music Business (2nd Edition)
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