Networking Strategies for the New Music Business, 2nd Edition

  • Dan Kimpel
  • ISBN-10: 1592007538  |  ISBN-13: 9781592007530
  • 200 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2000
  • © 2005 | Published
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If the philosophy ''Who you know, what you know, and who knows you'' can ever be considered true, it's in the music business. Every deal that goes down in the music business is almost always a direct result of a personal contact. From the well-known author of the very successful Networking in the Music Business, this book acts as a guide to making your personal strengths and relationships with others work for you in this unique industry. You'll learn the importance of connecting to others who share your aspirations, energies, and enthusiasm. You'll understand how to strategize your way to a successful career through personal relationships. Whether you're a professional or an aspirant in the music business -- a songwriter, recording artist, musician, composer, music editor, music educator, music publisher, DJ, publicist, PR expert, entertainment lawyer -- or if you plan on working with any of the above, this book is your key to developing the people skills necessary to achieve success in this billion dollar global industry.

Features and Benefits

  • Written for both professional and aspiring musicians, including songwriters, composers, music editors, music publishers, and music editors.
  • Shows how creating successful personal relationships will help career advancement in the music business.
  • Illustrates the importance of a good first impression and the impact of personal contact in an era of digital communication.
  • A humorous, light tone combined with hard facts and advice makes the book an approachable yet informative read.
  • Author is a 30 year veteran and recognized expert of the music business who has both worked with professional musicians and taught and written about networking in the music industry.

Table of Contents

1. Personal Paths in the Music Business
2. The Modern Music Business
3. Personalities Plus
4. True Tales
5. Making Contact
6. Telephone and E-Mail
7. Creating Effective Tools of the Trade
8. Live Venues and Ventures
9. Success Stories
10. Go Where you Wanna Go
11. Defining Your Direction
12. It's a Wrap

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Dan Kimpel

Acknowledged as one of the American media’s foremost authorities on popular music and songwriters, Dan Kimpel contributes to numerous interactive DVDs, magazines, web sites, podcasts, documentary films, videos, in flight airline audio programs, and new media. His notable interviews include conversations with Leonard Cohen, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Green Day, Metallica, Fergie, Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne, and Dr. Maya Angelou. Dan is the author of Electrify My Soul: Songwriters and the Spiritual Source, How They Made It: True Stories of How Music’s Biggest Stars Went From Start To Stardom, Networking Strategies For The New Music Business, and Networking in the Music Business. A noted music business educator, Dan lectures at colleges, universities, and conferences across the U.S. and Canada, and for five years conducted a master class in Networking for graduating seniors at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) in the UK. He is a faculty member at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, where he was recently named MBP Teacher of the Year. Visit Dan online at: