The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business by Loren Weisman is a MUST READ for anyone who is in a band or is looking to be in a band and end up somewhat successful. Which is not me, because I have no talent to be in a band, but anything on the music business is always interesting to me. The book is over 400 pages but it is jam packed with absolutely everything you need to know about having a successful band. How to choose studio musicians versus band members, how to keep fans engaged on twitter, how to deal with contracts and what questions to ask when negotiating contracts. Seriously, if I was in the process of being in a band (or even a solo artist) I would be well on my way after reading this book.
How to deal with other band members when you are on tour and tips and tricks to packing and making sure you don’t kill each other while on tour are all in the book. This is all information from someone who has been in the business and has learned what it takes to be successful, which if you’re forming a band that is probably your goal, right? So check out this book. It may take you a while to read it but you will be so knowledgeable that the time spent learning will pay off in spades. Seriously.
I received a free e-copy of this book to review from the publisher. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business, 2nd Edition, is a detailed analysis of the subjects that all musicians should understand and apply to pursue a successful and sustainable career in music today. Full of practical advice, this music industry book provides comprehensive details on how to achieve self-empowerment and optimize your success in today’s music business. From production and performance tips to marketing and career-building advice, this music business book instructs and empowers artists on how to take the hard-earned lessons of a fellow musician and put them to work in their own careers.