The Musician's Handbook, Revised Edition: A Practical Guide to Understanding the Music Business (Paperback)

A Practical Guide to Understanding the Music Business

By Bobby Borg

Billboard Books, 9780823099702, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 15, 2008



The bible of the music biz—now fully revised with new contacts, fee info, trends, tips. Want to know how to set prices for a gig? Want to be ahead of the curve on new trends in music? Want to have all the latest contact information on hundreds of industry pros? Have we got the book for you! The Musician’s Handbook, already the industry bible for working musicians, has been thoroughly revised and updated with the answers to all these questions and more. New interviews with music-business leaders, new pricing and legal structures for the digital age, new how-to tips for independent and do-it-yourself musicians—it’s all in here. Fees, royalties and advances, live performance, touring, merchandising, working with managers, lawyers, and agents, spotting new opportunities—all these topics and many, many more are covered in depth in this indispensable guide to becoming successful in music and in business.

About the Author

Bobby Borg has been a drummer for more than twenty-five years, performing throughout the world. An instructor and lecturer, he has written for "Modern Drummer" and "Music Biz" magazines, among others. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.