So you're talented, well trained, and passionate about music. What next? The professional marketplace is flooded with outstanding musicians, forced to compete for a shrinking number of ""traditional"" opportunities. The Savvy Musician helps balance three overriding aspects of your professional musical life: (1) building a career, (2) earning a living, and (3) making a difference. Filled with clearly articulated concepts, detailed strategies, and 165 vignettes about actual musicians working to create a meaningful and prosperous career, this book examines critical elements often overlooked or misunderstood by musicians, and helps you take control of your career. Discover how to build an immediately recognizable ""brand,"" capitalize on technology--from Internet tools to the new recording paradigm, expand your network, and raise money to fund your dreams. The Savvy Musician is an invaluable resource for performers, composers, educators, students, administrators, industry employees, and others interested in a thriving musical future.
"Hands down, the most valuable resource available for aspiring musicians!" -- Jeffrey Zeigler, cellist, Kronos Quartet "In an age when many say the arts are dying, Cutler writes to musicians with authentic and accurate optimism. If you've ever wondered why someone else succeeds instead of you, read this book. Much more importantly, you will discover countless ways to make sure it's you that people are wondering about the next time!" -- Jeff Nelsen, hornist, Canadian Brass "The Savvy Musician makes it quite clear that it s YOUR business and YOUR career. My advice: Not reading this book is an enormous risk." -- Dame Evelyn Glennie, solo percussionist, Grammy Award Winner "Cutler deals beautifully with every dimension of a musical career visioning, missioning, marketing, financing, and most importantly, musicing weaving them together in a well-presented mosaic." -- Tayloe Harding, president, College Music Society (2005-07) "Cutler deals beautifully with every dimension of a musical career visioning, missioning, marketing, financing, and most importantly, musicing weaving them together in a well-presented mosaic." -- Tayloe Harding, president, College Music Society (2005-07) "As I read The Savvy Musician, I kept nodding my head "yes" and saying "that's right". I've been in this business for over 20 years, and each chapter affirmed my past, confirmed my present, and inspired my future." -- Kim Nazarian, jazz vocalist, New York Voices, Grammy Award Winner "The beauty of The Savvy Musician is its broad approach. Cutler paints a holistic picture of what it takes to prosper as a contemporary artist. His insistence that musicians look both inward and outward is progressive and needed." -- Gary Beckman, founder, Arts Entrepreneurship Educator's Network "The Savvy Musician unveils a vision for a healthy musical future, articulating 99% of what we need to do. The missing percentage is YOU, the reader." -- Ranaan Meyer, bassist and composer, Time for Three
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 1st October 2009
Publisher: Helius Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.59