Earning accolades for years, including ASCAP's prestigious Deems Taylor Award for books on the industry, this vital reference keeps pace in its third edition with the demands of the ever-changing musical entertainment field. Emphasizing that, despite the glamour of the industry, artist management is still subject to the solid rules that govern all good business practice, the authors include interviews with top record executives; coverage of new forms of business, such as the limited-liability company; and updates on the legal framework of the music industry. Professional and aspiring managers and career-minded performers will find guidance on topics like:
-- establishing the artist-manager relationship and contract
-- setting up the artist's career plan and image formation
-- choosing attorneys, accountants, and business advisors
-- forming development teams for various performance media
-- handling success, money management, and moving toward stardom.