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Angela Myles Beeching
Beyond Talent - Creating a Successful Career in Music

Prelude: Confessions Of A Career Counsler

Mapping Success In Music

Making Connections: Schmoozing For Success

Building Your Image: Creating Promotional Materials That Work

Expanding Your Impact: Demos And CDS

Online Promotion: Using The Internet To Advance Your Career

Interlude: Fundamental Questions

Booking Performances Like A Pro

Building Your Reputation, Growning Your Audience: The Media, Publicity, And You

Connecting With Audiences: Residency, Educational, And Community Programming

Performing At Your Best

The Freelance Lifestyle

Raising Money For Music Projects

Getting It Together: Your Career Package

Contrary to the standard joke about how to get to Carnegie Hall, "making it" in music is not simply about practice, practice, practice. Today, over 200,000 people in the United States work as musicians. With competition for traditional employment opportunities for musicians becoming ever more heated, today's musicians must know how the music industry works and how they can tailor their skills accordingly. How can musicians create their own professional paths? In Beyond Talent, veteran music career counselor Angela Myles Beeching offers up a comprehensive guide for musicians in search of work, demystifying the steps to success. Drawing on a wealth of real-life examples, the book untangles artist management and the recording industry and explains how to find and create performance opportunities. Guidance is also provided on grant writing and fundraising, day jobs, freelancing, and how to manage money, time, and stress. Straightforward and reader-friendly, Beyond Talent is filled with practical tips, examples, checklists, sample budgets, goal-setting exercises, and extensive resource listings.This essential handbook goes beyond the usual "how-to"; Beyond Talent helps musicians tackle the core questions about career goals, defining success, and imagining and then creating a meaningful life as a professional musician.

Item code: 6317B | Book | $18.95 add item to cart
Instructional | 343 Pages | Softcover | 6 x 9

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