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A Band and Gig Survival Guide (Insights from Insiders)
Frank, professional advice for bands and their members.
By: John Taylor and Angela Taylor
Music, Self- Help
- ISBN: 1-932181-17-2
- Pages: 112
- Size: 5 x 8
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“Band Aide is a fantastic guide to understanding all aspects of creating a band, how to deal with band members and booking gigs. With over 100+ tips, this book covers everything a new or established band needs to know to make sure everything runs smoothly both in rehearsal and onstage.
Author’s John and Angela Taylor have years of experience in writing and performing music for decades and currently perform in their own jazz band. With a no-nonsense, down to earth writing style, John and Angela share hard-won advice that can save your band time, money and heartache.
At $12.95, Band Aide is a must-have reference tool for all performing musicians! A highly-recommended read!”
—USA Book News
"There is a lot of fundamentally sound info in Band Aide that would apply no matter what type of gigs you are doing. The book contains a lot of common sense that we need to be reminded of especially in the area of psychological aspects of dealing with people."
—Bobby Shew, played Trumpet Player with Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson
It's about time for a book to come out that can help young musicians, new bands, and established bands know how to get it together so they can work, perform, and stay together -- so when it's time to record, they can go in the studio and know what to do, not wasting time and money -- and eliminate the frustrations of being uninformed and unprepared. Band Aide will provide invaluable insight into good musicianship and dealing successfully in the entertainment business.
—Pastor Eddie Edwards (formerly “Snakepit Eddie”) Recording Studio Owner and Professional Musician for over 40 years
John and Angela Taylor's new book BAND AIDE is an excellent book for those struggling with the "in's and out's" of both starting and running a band. Told from first hand experience, their advise is well thought out, clear, and, while revealing the pitfalls of the band business, also proposes excellent solutions to the challenges facing new bandleaders. They seem to have thought of everything. Bravo!
—Roy Pope, Trumpeter on recording sessions for artists such as B.B King and Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention. Recorded for many television programs and for more than 2000 motion picture soundtracks for major Los Angeles studios. Currently Oberlin Conservatory of Music faculty member. He is recorded on the Crystal, Orion, Nonesuch, and Dorian labels.
Languages Sold: All languages available.
This question-and-answer, no-holds-barred discussion of the intricacies of making a living as a professional musician gives frank advice regarding professional and personal aspects for a band’s success and survival. An extensive range of industry topics are covered, including how to find and hire musicians, lay down gig and rehearsal rules, find booking agents, locate venues, put together press packs, write contracts, record a demo, self promote, and gain industry attention. Potentially taboo interpersonal issues are also addressed, such as how to fire someone, give criticism, and deal with clashing egos.
BOOK EXCERPT.....HIRING RICH VERUS POOR MUSICIANS.
Don't be led astray by another's expensive equipment or various gig connections. We've always chosen musicianshp over someone's social or economic status. No amount of money can make up for bad musicianship. There is no guarantee that the prestige of the performer is related to musicianship. Judge only by results.
HIRING OLDER OR YOUNGER MUSICIANS....DOES IT MATTER?
HIRING STREET MUSICIANS OR EDUCATED ONES
HOW TO GET GIGS FAST AND HOW MUCH TO CHARGE
WHO TO HIRE AND HOW TO FIRE.