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Best Music Management Books That You Need

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.

Artist Management for the Music Business (2018)

 Best Music Management Books That You NeedAnyone 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.
Author(s): Paul Allen

The Music Business For Artist Managers & Self-Managed Artists: All You Need To Know To Get Started, Get Noticed & Get Signed (2016)

 Best Music Management Books That You NeedFind 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.
Author(s): Jamie New Johnson

Project Management for Musicians: Recordings, Concerts, Tours, Studios, and More (Music Business: Project Management) (2013)

 Best Music Management Books That You Need(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.
Author(s): Jonathan Feist

Classroom Management for Art, Music, and PE Teachers (2014)

 Best Music Management Books That You NeedTeaching 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.
Author(s): Michael Linsin


 Best Music Management Books That You NeedBy: 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.
Author(s): David Newell

Music Industry Forms: The 75 Most Important Documents for the Modern Musician (Music: Business) (2014)

 Best Music Management Books That You Need(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.
Author(s): Jonathan Feist

Developing Occupation-Centered Programs for the Community (2nd Edition) (2007)

 Best Music Management Books That You NeedPatient/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.
Author(s): Fazio Ph.D. OTR FAOTA, Linda S.

The Music Business 2018: Practical Advice for the Music Business of Today (2017)

 Best Music Management Books That You NeedThe 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.
Author(s): Brad Sweet

The Music Business Advice Book: 150 Immediately Useful Tips From The Pros (2018)

 Best Music Management Books That You NeedThe 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.
Author(s): BobOwsinski

Music therapy in mental health for illness management and recovery (2015)

 Best Music Management Books That You NeedMany 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.
Author(s): Michael J. Silverman

Social Media Promotion For Musicians – Second Edition: The Manual For Marketing Yourself, Your Band, And Your Music Online (2017)

 Best Music Management Books That You NeedStop 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.
Author(s): BobOwsinski

Business Mathematics (12th Edition) (2011)

 Best Music Management Books That You Needteaches 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.
Author(s): Gary Clendenen , Stanley A. Salzman, et al.

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)

 Best Music Management Books That You NeedHow 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 industr…
Author(s): Chisholm Esq., Audrey K.

Best Music Management Books That You Need

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some music management books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Artist Management for the Music Business: Manage Your Career in Music: Manage the Music Careers of Others

Author(s): Paul Allen
ID: 3209870, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 23 Mb, Format: pdf

The Business of Music Management: How To Survive and Thrive in Today's Music Industry

Author(s): Tom Stein
ID: 2965684, Publisher: Business Expert Press, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

The Live Music Business: Management and Production of Concerts and Festivals

Author(s): Andy Reynolds
ID: 3119643, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2021, Size: 53 Mb, Format: 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.

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