How to Make a Band Work: Created Especially for Bluegrass/Acoustic Performers With Applications for All Levels of the Music/Entertainment Business by Peter Wernick Soft Cover Book Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
This "guide to success" has been created especially for bluegrass and acoustic performers, with applications for all levels of the music/entertainment business. Many of the skills necessary for a band's success do not directly involve music and are rarely formally taught. This book is an attempt to fill that gap and teach you how to help yourself on the professional level so that you can achieve your musical dreams. It covers such topics as: How to create good promotional materials; Whom to call to get bookings, and what to say; How to attract important allies such as record companies and agents; The elements of a good stage show; How to keep your band organized and happy on the interpersonal level; Making sure your audience and your band her you at your best; How to make the rigors of traveling as palatable as possible; Recordings; Concessions; and more.