The Professional Musician
the Music - the Business - the Career - the Life

The book gives a musician invaluable information, application and “real-life” knowledge about the Music Business. It will guide a beginning career and inspire one in progress. It focuses on a career and the day-to-day concerns in the life of a professional musician from picking a school, how to market oneself, pick the proper equipment to get started and set up office to booking jobs which includes setting oneself up as a business understanding the legal aspects. It covers the mental and physical parts of performing including survival on the road. It explains the purpose of being in the Musicians Union, how to work with people and the importance of legislature, and funding the arts.