(Music Pro Guides). There has never been a greater need for musicians to understand the music business than now, when emerging technologies make it possible for artists to act as their own record labels, and new contracts are structured to grab the biggest slice of an artist's revenue pie. But in a digital age overflowing with confusing and ever-changing information, musicians need trusted business advice from a veteran artist who can break down the basics in a language they understand. Written by a professional musician for other musicians, Business Basics for Musicians is the layperson's guide to the music industry. In a conversational tone and an easy-to-scan format, it simplifies five vital areas in which musicians need to succeed: Career Execution, Business Relationships, Pro Teams, Deals and Dollars, and Future Predictions. Everything from copyright to record deals, managers, merchandising, and doing it yourself is covered. With interviews, anecdotes, and review quizzes, this must-have manual will help artists master business essentials quickly so they can get back to doing what they love best creating music.
About the Author
Bobby Borg, MCM,is a former major label, independent, and DIY recording/touring artist. He also served as the VP of Special Events for the American Marketing Association and Interim Chairman of Music Business at Musician’s Institute. Currently, he is a Distinguished Instructor at Musicians Institute and UCLA Extension as well as a frequent guest lecturer at Berklee College of Music. He is the founder of Bobby Borg Consulting and author of Music Marketing for the DIY Musician. He holds a BA from Berklee College of Music and a master’s degree in communication management from the University of Southern California. Visit bobbyborg.com.