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Anyone managing an artist's career needs to be well versed and have a savvy understanding of the moving parts of the music business. 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 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 edition include the importance of online streaming to music careers, how anyone can effectively network, tools for successful negotiation, ways to identify and manage income sources, and guidance on the ever-changing social media landscape of the music business. This book gives access to resources about artist management and the music business at its companion website, http://www.artistmanagementonline.com. There is no login, and the resources are updated regularly.Show more
The world sold you a map to success, and you followed it-only to find that the world's version of extraordinary is the trap of the ordinary. Your to-do list keeps growing, you haven't been to the gym in weeks, and your family wants more time with you. You are doing your best, but you're exhausted and unfulfilled. How did you get here, and where are you going? Michael Dauphinee understands that you don't need a map with a final destination; you need your own compass. In Extraordinary, Michael provides four points on a compass that help you discover and live out your God-given calling. Identity: Instead of telling yourself what not to be, embrace who you are and utilize your natural strengths.Permission: Don't limit yourself. Share your ideas and pursue your aspirations without needing approval from others.Courage: Overcome your fear of failure and close the gap between wishing and doing.Generosity: Don't tie your hope to your resilience. Anchor to something bigger than yourself. It's not too late to live an extraordinary life. Unleash the power of your true north, dream again, and live in the direction of you.Show more
By his early thirties, Paul Allen was a world-famous billionaire-and that was just the beginning. In 2007 and 2008, Time named Paul Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft, one of the hundred most influential people in the world. Since he made his fortune, his impact has been felt in science, technology, business, medicine, sports, music, and philanthropy. His passion, curiosity, and intellectual rigor-combined with the resources to launch and support new initiatives-have literally changed the world. In 2009 Allen discovered that he had lymphoma, lending urgency to his desire to share his story for the first time. In this long-awaited memoir, Allen explains how he has solved problems, what he's learned from his many endeavors-both the triumphs and the failures-and his compelling vision for the future. He reflects candidly on an extraordinary life. The book also features previously untold stories about everything from the true origins of Microsoft to Allen's role in the dawn of private space travel (with SpaceShipOne) and in discoveries at the frontiers of brain science. With honesty, humor, and insight, Allen tells the story of a life of ideas made real.Show more