Understand the business and legal elements of the music industry: negotiations, contracts, publishing, merchandising, endorsements, money management, & more
Protect a band from legal and financial conflicts
Negotiate a "key man clause" and other crucial contract elements
Find sideline work in music-related fields
Set up convincing showcases or auditions with recording labels
Develop a long-term perspective for one’s musical success
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It's tough enough trying to get a record deal without having the knowledge of how things really work on a major-label level.Marc Ferrari has written the first book of its kind, which guides the readerthrough the process from start to finish, exposing the many pitfalls and perils that can hurt an unprepared musician's career. You'd be making amistake by not reading this book.
At last-a book that tells it like it is written by someone who has lived the Rock Star life. Former Keel guitarist Marc Ferrari, who has gone from playing in a garage to headlining Madison Square Garden, gives us one of the most informative and educational books ever on achieving success and surviving in the music business. From the innocent beginnings of putting together band partnership papers and choosing an attorney to the high powered negotiations of demo deals and bidding wars, Ferrari's style and accuracy hits the mark. Rock Star 101 is a book that belongs in your library. A must read for just about everyone!
Rockstar 101 gets straight to the point! Ferrari's story is an accurate depiction of the music business and a must read for every musician.
Finally, there's a book to point aspiring artists who need solid experienced direction. Rock Star 101 offers a great compass for those 'future rock stars' that don't have a mentor to guide them through the music business maze.