Gigging: A Practical Guide for Musicians

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Amateurs, semi-pros, part-timers, and even seasoned professionals will learn to make a decent living playing music with the help of this insider guide! In Gigging, a 35-year veteran of the music business reveals the tried-and-true steps to success, with no-holds-barred advice for landing paid gigs. Covering the gamut of musical genres, this realistic resource provides dozens of surefire strategies for establishing contacts; charging appropriate fees; finding bandmates; booking gigs through managers vs. ...
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Overview


Amateurs, semi-pros, part-timers, and even seasoned professionals will learn to make a decent living playing music with the help of this insider guide! In Gigging, a 35-year veteran of the music business reveals the tried-and-true steps to success, with no-holds-barred advice for landing paid gigs. Covering the gamut of musical genres, this realistic resource provides dozens of surefire strategies for establishing contacts; charging appropriate fees; finding bandmates; booking gigs through managers vs. doing it yourself; working with attorneys, road crews, and publicists; marketing and promoting yourself; and much, much more. The definitive resource for anyone with aspirations to play music professionally! • Offers practical, realistic advice for helping musicians make the jump from playing music as a hobby to playing professionally • Also offers advice on legal and financial matters such as setting payment rates, working with unions, handling contracts, and more
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581152753
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/5/2003
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Shih has been a professional songwriter and musician for 35 years. She has recorded four albums and has appeared on television in the PBS special “Patty Shih—Music from the Gallery” and as star of Cablevision’s Tell Me a Story. She lives in Huntington, NY.
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