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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Band
     

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Band

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by Mark Bliesener, Steve Knopper
 

Take your sound from the garage to the studio.

Expert authors Mark Bliesener and Steve Knopper show musicians how to start a band, keep it together, get gigs and promote them, afford equipment, avoid scams, deal with alcohol and drugs, and even make a CD and video. The book will help readers choose their look, their sound...and even a name!

- Written by music

Overview

Take your sound from the garage to the studio.

Expert authors Mark Bliesener and Steve Knopper show musicians how to start a band, keep it together, get gigs and promote them, afford equipment, avoid scams, deal with alcohol and drugs, and even make a CD and video. The book will help readers choose their look, their sound...and even a name!

- Written by music industry insiders
- Excellent complement to The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Songwriting
- A unique source for the wisdom that bands usually gain only through painful experience

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592571819
Publisher:
Alpha Books
Publication date:
04/06/2004
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Bliesener is the president of Mark Bliesener Consults, a firm specializing in advising bands on all areas of international and domestic personal management, touring, and talent industries. He has over 30 years of experience in the music industry. He has helped numerous artists score Grammys, CMA, ACM, and Gold and Platinum records. Steve Knopper is a freelance music business writer with more than 10 years experience. He writes regularly for Rolling Stone, Spin, Chicago Tribune, and Newsday. His articles have also appeared in Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Details, Wired, New York, Musician, Guitar World, and more. He has edited two books: Swing: The Essential Album Guide and Lounge: The Essential Album Guide to Martini Music and Easy Listening.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Band 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is good to read and will give you the inside story about how to become a successful band. I am curently reading it and it is helping me and my band to become better and better. Not only is it a great read, it is also very imformative.