Career Guides (Music)

Career Guides (Music)

Beyond Talent. Beeching, Angela. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Booking and Tour Management. Shagan, Rena. New York: Allworth Press, 1996.

Career Opportunities in the Music Industry. Field, Shelly. New York: Facts on File, 2000.

Composing a Life. Bateson, Mary Catherine. NY: Penguine Plume, 1989.

How to Be Your Own Booking Agent. Goldstein, Jeri. Charlottesville, VA: New Music Times, Inc., 1998

Making Music in Looking Glass Land; A Guide to Survival and Business Skills for the Classical Performer. Highstein, Ellen. Fourth edition, New York: CAG, 2003.

The Performing Artists Handbook. Papolos, Janice. Ohio: Writer’s Digest Books, 1984. (out of print)

The Self-Promoting Musician. Spellman, Peter. Boston, Berklee Press, 2000.

Your Own Way in Music. Uscher, Nancy. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1990.

Music Career Advice Online:

    career: Click on Carlotta for advice by e-mail
  • Music Business Solutions for resources, links, articles, newsletter, advice
  • MENC the National Association for Music Education for careers in music: basic descriptive information on a wide range of professional options, plus job openings for music educators.
  • for straight-talking advice on on-line self-promotion, recording, etc.
  • from music business consultant Chris Knab, great info on self-promotion, CDs, radioplay, etc.