When I thought about writing a book about being a working musician, a few things went through my mind. Who am I to write a book on this subject? Am I really an expert on this? I spoke with more and more people who have known me for a long time and know my history. They all gave me a resounding, "Yes! You are in the business and have seen all areas of the business, go for it!" In my travels all around the world, many aspiring artists and musicians have asked me questions about touring. Many of the questions are similar, but some really stand out. Nevertheless, I've always made notes on what questions were asked. When I started writing this book, I quickly realized I was writing more than just a book on touring. It is a guide for the music business and solid musicianship in general. This is for the working musician who may play on the weekends for a hobby, but aspires to do more. Some "Notes" may be fairly basic. Others are for the advanced musician, who has already moved to Nashville, L.A., or New York. Everything in this collection is for any musician (or music lover) looking for secrets and tips about being on the road and beyond. This book is a personal account of this business from my humble opinion and experiences. Some may agree on certain points and some certainly will not. Often, there are no clear-cut guidelines in this business. The following notes are some of mine. Enjoy your read and leverage my experiences (and mistakes) to help you on your musical journey. I hope it helps you become successful in whatever aspect of the business you pursue. Don't let anyone stop you... go for it!
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