Build Your Music Career From Scratch
This book contains steps to becoming a successful performing and recording artist. Whether you are just starting your journey or have been building your career for years, this book has invaluable information that will help. What sets this book apart from other music business books is that the focus is mainly on you, the artist, and you being clear about who you are and what you want.
This book does not assume that every musician or artist wants the same thing out of their music career, you are free to choose. Saying that, after you are clear about what it is that you want, you will be given the tools to discover how realistic your goals are and how much work it will take to attain your goals.
Catering to the independent artist and musician, you will be given the strategies to get your goals accomplished with your current budget. This book covers topics on networking, outsourcing and finding free or inexpensive recording solutions. This book is great for anyone who has no idea about how the business of music works.
Some of the Topics Covered
The Basics of Music Publishing
Most artists/musicians focus all of their energy on performing, that is just one way to make money. Becoming knowledgeable about music publishing will show you the many different avenues there are to make money from your music.
What Role Does a Manager Play in Your Career
You will become clear on the role a manager plays in your career as well as knowing at what point you are ready to have a manager.
Getting gigs and performing is one of the things you must do. You will learn how to approach performance venues as well as how much to charge.
Book a Tour
You will find out that booking a tour is a very involved process, but not impossible. You will learn how to build your career to the point where you can book your own tour.
Online Tools to Gain Exposure
You will learn how to use social media and other tools that are specifically designed for artists and musicians. You will also learn what to look for in the coming years as new technologies develop.
and much more...
About the Author:
Andrae Alexander is a Maryland native who is an accomplished musician, author, teacher and veteran who has served in The Marine Corps and The United States Navy Band of Washington, D.C. He has performed with, opened shows for and recorded with such artists like Estelle, Common, Ledisi, Vanessa Hudgens, Lily Tomlin, The Roots, Jill Scott, The Michigan Opera Theater and many more.
You have seen Andrae on The Ellen Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, B.E.T. Presents, The Today Show, R&B Diva's L.A. and on Kanye West and GLC's music video, "Big Screens".
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Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Andrae, a veteran of The Marine Corps and a pianist in The United States Navy Band of Washington D.C., has performed for the Crown Prince of Norway and countless other government and military officials. He is an accomplished musician, songwriter, producer, author and performer who has performed in Norway, Ireland, Japan, England, France, Egypt, Spain, the U.S. and many other countries.
Andrae has performed with, opened shows or recorded for artist such as Patti Labelle, Estelle, Musiq, Justo Almario, Common, Vanessa Hudgens, Evelyn Champagne King, Jill Scott, Martha Reeves, Debbie Allen, Mary Wilson, Cam Meekins, Greg Phillinganes, Freda Payne, Lily Tomlin, Marcela Detroit, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Kelly Price, Leon Ware, Lamont Dozier, Allee Willis, The Michigan Opera Theater, Michelle’, Claudette Ortiz, Dawn Robinson, Chante Moore, Kenny Lattimore, Chrissette Michelle, Raheem DeVaughn, Lil’ Mo, Ledisi, Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill, Beverly Crawford, Alvin Slaughter and others.
As a performer, he has been on shows, such as “The Ellen Show”, “The Jimmy Kimmel Show”, “The Jay Leno Show”, “B.E.T. Presents”, “The Today Show” and recently TV ONE’s “R&B Diva’s LA”. Andrae is also featured in GLC and Kanye West’s video, “Big Screens” and Vanessa Hudgens song, “Last Night” on her Identified! Album.
Andrae has also recorded with the three time Grammy winner, No I.D., working with Estelle and Common as a featured soloist on their collaboration “Victorious”, has finished his piano course titled, “OMG Piano course”, has written, directed, and scored a relaxation CD and DVD entitled, “Entrance”. Andrae Alexander is currently the musical director at Wendy Raquel Robinson’s “Amazing Grace Conservatory” and the musical director and frequent collaborator for the hit songwriter, Emmy and Grammy award winner, Allee Willis (September, Boogie Wonderland, the Color Purple Musical...), with whom he has written the unofficial/official theme song for the city of Detroit titled, “The D”.