Readers will gain vital and accurate knowledge about the music business, how musicians get paid, the legal framework for business, and will learn to recognize and leverage opportunities through overcoming the inevitable obstacles to success in a rapidly-changing industry.

The author offers valuable insights into the niche readers might fill with their career, and discover their unique path to success. Readers will come away with a greater understanding of the scope and demands of the music and entertainment industry.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half-Title Page
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Testimonials
  6. Description
  7. Contents
  8. Preface
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. Introduction
  11. Chapter 1 The Business of Music Is Still Business
  12. Chapter 2 Developing Your Music Career
  13. Chapter 3 The Artist as Entrepreneur
  14. Chapter 4 Business Planning and Development: Early Stages
  15. Chapter 5 How to Write a Music Business Plan
  16. Chapter 6 Create Your Business Entity
  17. Chapter 7 Marketing, Branding, and Sales: How to Find Your Fan Base and Promote Your Music
  18. Chapter 8 Music Marketing: How to Make an EPK (Electronic Promo Kit)
  19. Chapter 9 Networking in the Music Industry
  20. Chapter 10 Seven Steps to the Sale: How to Sell Your Music and Yourself
  21. Chapter 11 Get Paid for Your Music, Live Venue Performance Contracts
  22. Chapter 12 Industry Trends, Starting and Growing Your Business as an Entrepreneur
  23. Chapter 13 A&R, Streaming for Artists, How to Publish Your Music and Get It on Spotify
  24. Chapter 14 Odds and Ends: Making Recordings, the Sound Check, and Teaching Music
  25. Chapter 15 Entrepreneurship and Psychology: How to Improve Your Thinking to Enhance Success
  26. Postscript
  27. About the Author
  28. Index
  29. Backcover