While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Music Management books.
1. Artist Management for the Music Business (2018)
Anyone managing an artist’s career needs to be well versed and have a savvy understanding of the moving parts of the music business. You’ll learn how and why those moving parts “move,” as well as how to manage and navigate a music-based career. Artist Management for the Music Business gives you a comprehensive view of how to generate income through music and how to strategically plan for future growth. The book is full of valuable practical insights. It includes interviews and case studies with examples of real-world management issues and outcomes. Updates to this new…
2. The Music Business For Artist Managers & Self-Managed Artists: All You Need To Know To Get Started, Get Noticed & Get Signed (2016)
Find out all you need to know to get started, get noticed, and get signed in the music business from the advice of over 30 music industry experts spanning from radio promoters to A&R reps to tour managers. Don’t want the Kindle or Paperback versions from Amazon? A PDF download is also available at smartbandmanagement.com/e-book. YOU WILL LEARN: The roles of each person in the business and how they relate to you as an artist or manager Who they communicate with on a daily basis What their fees are What they look for in artists before working with them How to contact and communicate with them How to get on their radar How to get…
3. Project Management for Musicians: Recordings, Concerts, Tours, Studios, and More (Music Business: Project Management) (2013)
(Berklee Press). Get organized, and take charge of your music projects! This book will help you harness your creativity into clear visions and effective work plans. Whether you are producing a recording, going on tour, developing a studio, launching a business, running a marketing campaign, creating a music curriculum, or any other project in the music industry, these road-tested strategies will help you to succeed. Music projects come in all sizes, budgets, and levels of complexity, but for any project, setting up a process for planning, executing, and monitoring your work…
Teaching 400-600 students every week presents the ultimate classroom management challenge, one that if you’re unprepared for can bury you in a mountain of stress and misbehavior. Classroom Management for Art, Music, and PE Teachers is a proven solution that will transform even the most difficult group of students into the peaceful, well-behaved class you really want. It provides the tools, tips, and strategies you need to simply and effectively manage any classroom, no matter how unruly or out of control, so you can focus on teaching, inspiring, and making an impact that lasts a lifetime….
5. CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT IN THE MU (2012)
By: David Newell. David Newell’s new text book, Classroom Management in the Music Room: “Pin-Drop Quiet” Classes and Rehearsals, is a resource vital to any productive music classroom. Designed with simplicity in mind – simple to teach, simple to learn, and simple to administer – this book promotes student-centered self-discipline and turns classroom management into creating music….
6. Music Industry Forms: The 75 Most Important Documents for the Modern Musician (Music: Business) (2014)
(Berklee Guide). Organize and manage your music projects! Whether you are a performer, writer, engineer, educator, manager, or music maker, these time-tested charts, plots, diagrams, checklists, and agreements will help make your work easier and better. These forms will help you clarify your work, track critical details, and maintain quality control. Each one includes explanation about how it is used, a key to related symbols and terms, and any common variations. You will find forms for: * Performance, to help you book, organize, and manage concerts and gigs (stage plots,…
Patient/client care is swinging away from the institution and into the community. This is true not only for occupational therapy but also for many health care providers. Just as mental health and illness and the concerns of humane care established the origins of occupational therapists, these same concerns have ushered a return to the community as a favored site for practice. The text covers building a foundation within a community, program development, program evaluation and program examples for children, adolescents and adults….
The Music Industry 2018 is a step-by-step instruction manual about growing a career in the music industry of today. Brad Sweet writes in a fun, easy-to-read format about his own struggles and experiences in the music industry and winning formulas that can be used today to find more fans and make more money in the music business. This book covers topics such as: mindset, branding, social media marketing, marketing funnels, email automation, music releases and release schedules, crowdfunding strategies and techniques, touring, promoting shows and selling tickets, how to book shows and much more. Each topic is covered in depth with actual…
The music business can prove to be a difficult career road when you’re first starting out, but it can be traveled a lot easier with some helpful guidance from a pro who’s willing to share a few hard-earned hints. The Music Advice Book is a compilation of the pearls of experience from 130 top music pros from various segments of the industry who have previously shared their most important tips on Bobby Owsinski’s Inner Circle Podcast over the course of almost 5 years. These 150 tips cover everything from following your passion, learning to network, and working well with your musical team, to…
Many music therapists work in adult mental health settings after qualifying. For many, it will be a challenging and even daunting prospect. Yet until now, there has been no psychiatric music therapy text providing advice on illness management and recovery. This essential book fills the gap in the literature, providing the necessary breadth and depth to inform readers of the psychotherapeutic research base and show how music therapy can effectively and efficiently function within a clinical scenario. The book takes an illness management and recovery approach to music therapy specific to contemporary…
11. Social Media Promotion For Musicians – Second Edition: The Manual For Marketing Yourself, Your Band, And Your Music Online (2017)
Stop the confusion about how to use social media to promote your band, your music, and yourself with the Second Edition of . This completely revised and updated book reveals a host of online insider tips and techniques that will help you gain more fans and followers, increase your views and streams, and grow your ticket and merch sales. If you’re an artist, band, engineer, producer or songwriter, provides the latest techniques and strategies to increase your online presence on all the important platforms more effectively and efficiently than you ever thought possible. You’ll Discover: covers how to promote yourself…
12. Business Mathematics (12th Edition) (2011)
teaches business math with a strong focus on current issues, real companies, and realistic business scenarios. It covers the full spectrum of basic business math, placing every concept in context with relevant examples. Each chapter begins with an actual company case study that is carried through with examples and exercises. Two realistic cases conclude each chapter, helping students integrate key concepts with real business math challenges. Data and graphs are incorporated throughout. New coverage in this edition includes: the global financial crisis and globalization; personal…
13. Start Your Music Business: How to Earn Royalties, Own Your Music, Sample Music, Protect Your Name & Structure Your Music Business (Music Law Series) (Volume 1) (2014)
How to Legally Start Your Music Business Written by an experienced entertainment lawyer whose clients have been featured on MTV®, American Idol®, VHI®, Start Your Music Business is an easy to read guide for songwriters, producers, music publishers, independent record labels, artists, bands, musicians, and individuals in the music industry that want to legally start and grow a successful music business. Learn how to: 1. Understand 8 Different Types of Royalties Your Music Should Be Earning through Music Publishing 2. How to Completely Own Your Music 3….
Best Music Management Books That You Need
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Music, Management, Marketing, and Law: Interviews Across the Music Business Value Chain
Author(s): Phil Graham
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
Artist Management for the Music Business
Author(s): Paul Allen
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
Music therapy in mental health for illness management and recovery
Author(s): Silverman, Michael J
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2015, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
The Great Orchestrator: Arthur Judson and American Arts Management
Author(s): James M. Doering
Publisher: University of Illinois Press, Year: 2013, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
Artist management for the music business
Author(s): Paul Allen
Publisher: Elsevier/Focal Press , Year: 2007, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.