eBook Jumpstart Your Music Career, 2nd Edition

  • Simon Cann
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  • ISBN-10: 1305489004
  • ISBN-13: 9781305489004
  • DDC: 780.23
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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A must for every musician’s bookshelf, Jumpstart Your Music Career offers all the information and strategies you need to make your professional dreams a reality! Author Simon Cann offers a comprehensive plan of action you can follow to navigate and succeed in today’s rapidly-changing music marketplace--from building a fan base to taking advantage of the latest technology to craft your own opportunities to handling the ins and outs of publicity and finance. The most thorough and up-to-date guide on starting and building a music career available, this text puts you in the driver’s seat as both an artist and as an up-and-coming businessperson!

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: Getting Started.
2: First Principles.
3: The Fan Base.
4: Building and Keeping Your Fan Base.
5: Your Presence on the Web.
6: The Product.
7: Creating Products: Generating Income.
8: The Logistics of Creating and Developing Products.
9: The Nasty Commercial Bits.
10: Economics 101.
11: Your Pay Packet.
12: Putting the Theory into Practice.
13: Building the Team around You.
14: Developing Your Own Career Plan.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Simon Cann

Simon Cann is a writer based in London. He is the author of a number of music-related and business-related books. His music related books include How to Make a Noise, Becoming a Synthesizer Wizard: From Presets to Power User, Building a Successful 21st Century Music Career, Sample This! (with Klaus P. Rausch), Project5 Power!, and Rocking Your Music Business. His business-related books include the Made It In... series of books (madeitin.com), which feature the experiences of international entrepreneurs who have built successful companies in the hottest business locations around the world. You can read more about Simon at his website, simoncann.com, and check out his other music-related books at his Noise Sculpture website, noisesculpture.com.