How to Grow as a Musician (1st & 2nd Edition)

How to Grow as a Musician (1st & 2nd Edition)
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How to Grow as a Musician: What All Musicians Must Know to Succeed.

Professional musicians tell how they developed as artists, how they approach performance, and how they handle the business side of the business—offering solace and heartfelt inspiration along the way. How to Grow as a Musician is packed with candid advice on everything from overcoming failure to the art of writing a song to doing that all—important “ego check.” It also covers such vital practical areas as the role of contracts, self—promotion, getting and keeping gigs, and managing money. A special self—evaluation lets readers assess whether they have what they need to succeed in the music business.

How to Grow as a Musician: What All Musicians Must Know to Succeed Paperback

It’s tough to make a living from one’s love of music, but Sheila E. Anderson shows readers how to do just that in How to Grow as a Musician. This encouraging yet realistic guide covers everything from developing and learning one’s craft to managing the business aspects of a musical career. This second edition expands on performance tips, self-promotion tactics, and steps to improve one’s networking skills to make fruitful connections. Anderson shares her insights as well as practical advice from successful musicians and other industry professionals on topics such as:

  • Composing and recording
  • Understanding and negotiating contracts
  • Putting on a performance
  • Getting and keeping gigs
  • Utilizing social media
  • And more

How to Grow as a Musician is packed with candid views on everything from overcoming failure to the art of writing a song to doing that all-important ego check. Whether they’re just getting started or have been in the business for years, all musicians will reap the rewards of this thoughtful career guide.

About the Author

Sheila E. Anderson is an on-air personality and host of Weekend Jazz After Hours on Jazz 88.3 FM, WGBO, Newark (the most popular jazz radio station in the country). She has previously also produced and coordinated the TV program The Art of Jazz and the Jazz in the Garden series for the Newark Museum. She lives in New York City.

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