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Making money making music : a musician's guide to cover gigs
Randle, Quint.
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Backbeat Books ; Berkeley, CA : Distributed to the book trade in the US by Publishers Group West, [2002]

Physical Description:
viii, 182 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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ML3795 .R36 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
ML3795 .R36 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
ML3795 .R36 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Reference-Music
ML3795 .R36 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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(Book). You could be the greatest player in the world, but until you get in front of a live audience, your talent means nothing. Written in straight-forward language by professional gigging musicians, Making Money Making Music guides artists through every aspect of achieving financial success through lucrative cover gigs. This easy-to-use reference shows readers how to start or join a cover band, choose the right cover songs, land the first gigs or get better ones, handle marketing and promotion, use proper sound and lighting systems, put on a killer show, and much more.

Author Notes

Quint Randle has been a gigging musician, songwriter, and journalist for over 25 years. The founder of Gig magazine, Randle has contributed to Guitar Player, Mix, Recording Engineer/Producer, and other publications. He is currently a faculty member at Brigham Young University
Bill Evans is the editor in chief of Front of House magazine and the former editor of Gig. A professional journalist for nearly two decades, Evans has written for Bass Player, Entertainment Today, Los Angeles Times, and other publications. He has been a gigging musician since 1975

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Section 1 Sweatp. 1
Chapter 1 First Steps to Getting Startedp. 3
Chapter 2 Joining a Bandp. 13
Chapter 3 Starting Your Own Bandp. 23
Chapter 4 Preparing for Your First Gigsp. 31
Chapter 5 Your First Gigsp. 41
Section 2 Bizp. 53
Chapter 1 Marketing Your Bandp. 55
Chapter 2 Booking Your Bandp. 69
Chapter 3 Agents, Bookers, Managers, and Contractorsp. 82
Chapter 4 Contracts and the Dotted Linep. 95
Chapter 5 Money and Other Fun Stuffp. 104
Chapter 6 Intra-Band Issuesp. 112
Section 3 Techp. 121
Chapter 1 Your Gearp. 123
Chapter 2 Rehearsal Space, Gear, and Recordingp. 134
Chapter 3 PA Basicsp. 144
Chapter 4 Set up, Sound Check, and the Gigp. 160
Acknowledgmentsp. 171
About the Authorsp. 173
Photo Creditsp. 175
Indexp. 177