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Author Beeching, Angela Myles.
Title Beyond talent : creating a successful career in music / Angela Myles Beeching.
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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 Music & Media - Stacks  ML3795 .B42 2005    IN LIBRARY
Description xvi, 344 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prelude : confessions of a career counselor -- Mapping success in music -- Making connections : schmoozing for success -- Building your image : creating promotional materials that work -- Expanding your impact : demos and CDs -- Online promotion : using the Internet to advance your career -- Interlude : fundamental questions -- Booking performances like a pro -- Building your reputation, growing your audience : the media, publicity, and you -- Connecting with audiences : residency, educational, and community programming -- Performing at your best -- The freelance lifestyle : managing your gigs, time, and money -- Raising money for music projects -- Getting it together : your career package.
Summary Contrary to the standard joke about how to get to Carnegie Hall, "making it" in music is not simply about practice, practice, practice. Today, over 200,000 people in the United States work as musicians. With competition for traditional employment opportunities for musicians becoming ever more heated, today's musicians must know how the music industry works and how they can tailor their skills accordingly. How can musicians create their own professional paths? In Beyond Talent, veteran music career counselor Angela Myles Beeching offers up a guide for musicians in search of work, demystifying the steps to success. Drawing on real-life examples, the book untangles artist management and the recording industry and explains how to find and create performance opportunities. Guidance is also provided on grant writing and fundraising, day jobs, freelancing, and how to manage money, time, and stress. Straightforward and reader-friendly, Beyond Talent is filled with practical tips, examples, checklists, sample budgets, goal-setting exercises, and extensive resource listings. Beyond Talent helps musicians tackle the core questions about career goals, defining success, and imagining and then creating a meaningful life as a professional musician.
Subject Music -- Vocational guidance.
ISBN 0195169131 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780195169133 (cloth : alk. paper)
019516914X (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780195169140 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 54775052