July 18, 2011
Hectic and Varied Summer Musical Work Schedules of the Working Musician... |
Summer is a very busy time of year for musicians. With weddings, fund raisers and festivals the working player can become swamped with work. A few books I can highly suggest are Mean Gene Kelton's awesome book Mean Gene Kelton's Gigs From Hell. He's a veteran of the music business and a great guitar player too. You'll love his book. For planning and gaining an understanding of the agent and producer models check out Billy Mitchell's book The Gigging Musician. He reallys nails the basics for players who are just starting into the gigging scene. One more great book is Garage to Gigs: A Musician's Guide by author Andrew Thomas. This is a solid book covering everything you need - even if you play professionally.
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