Music Business Articles
Get them to sign on the dotted line
If you don't already have a contract for your performances, here is
a sample that you can modify for your needs. Having one will
help you get paid and assist in any terms and conditions that
apply. Its a mistake not to have one for all of your live
performances whether you get paid for it or not.
Music Business 100 Series
My multi-part Internet course in Music Business Basics.
Its free, and its all based on my real world experiences as
well as experiences of people I have worked with over the last
30 years. The information supplied is not aimed at any particular
style or music or type of performer.
Some things may not entirely apply to your situation, and other
things may need to be adapted for your needs. I'm hoping that it
gives you ideas when you are not sure what to do next and
gives you some advanced warning when something appears to be
If you are trying to make a profit and make music at the same
time, you'll discover that some
people will take advantage of you at every opportunity that
presents itself. The last thing you need is a lack of
understanding of how things work and normal pitfalls. Never
assume anything. Keep focused. It is possible to be successful.
Young People wanting to get into the entertainment area
- Youth Talent; General Concepts
- If you are thinking of becoming the next 'Big Thing', think about what
it takes. This article discusses, very generally, whats involved.
Getting some traction
Based on feedback I've gotten, I find that people are using this
information to start or enhance a Booking Agency, Band Management, Audio
Production services and/or Video Production company. There are a great
many areas in this industry that need talented and creative people -
perhaps you might want to focus in a specific area and help other talented
people become more successful.
NOTE: Any suggestions made becomes the property of Shavano Music Online
to be used in future articles. These are not being sold for profit, so there
is no money to be earned by making a suggestion, however if you help
other musicians become more successful, everyone involved benefits.
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