The World's Your Stage

How Performing Artists Can Make a Living While Still Doing What They Love

The World's Your Stage

Authors: William F. Baker, Warren C. Gibson, Evan Leatherwood
Pub Date: January 2016
Print Edition: $19.95
Print ISBN: 9780814436158
Page Count: 240
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814436165

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Table of Contents


Preface ix

1. Some Questions and Concepts to Get You Started 1

2. Struggles and Triumphs of Western Musicians 14

3. The Performing Arts as an Industry 31

4. The Digital Revolution and the Performing Arts 45

5. Reading and Understanding Financial Statements 61

6. Essential Lessons from the Great Managers 85

7. Essential Lessons from the Artist-Entrepreneurs 120

8. Fundraising 156

9. Auditions, Agents, and Angela’s Story 185

10. The Graduation Speech 199

Acknowledgments 205

Notes 207

Index 213

About the Authors 221

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