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Does anyone know of any good useful books on these subjects?
learn from your mistakes and note where others are succeedng and failing
I mean I could do this of course but the fundamental problem is I don't actually want to do management and PR for bands.
It's just that I seem to essentially be managing my own band at the moment 'cos we don't have a manager and probably need a little guidance. It's hopefully not gonna be a long-term thing 'cos it really isn't my forte but obviously the more guidance I can get on managing us the right way myself the easier it'll be to get us in a position where the right person wants to take the job off my hands...
by Donald Passman. good as a starter guide & stays useful as reference even when you've got more experience..
Its quite interesting. Quite technical too, I'd say from a brief glance.
No one's borrowed it in years..if you want to read it I could stick it in the post to you.
I would say check out 'Walk with me' their debut single, it was very joyful...:-)
but in a iron fist in a velvet glove way. This is the ideal approach, no softly softly. If some cunt can't be arsed to see your band get him to either say he thinks your shit or he's too lazy and coked up to see a band he's not been tipped off about or to have the balls to come and see you and say either 'youre shit' or 'I like that and will do my best to get you signed'
And then kill them.
I felt it to be their best song though so good call!
£5.99 from WH Smith.