books about: promoter
Rockin' a Hard Place: Flats, Sharps & Other Notes from a Misfit Music Club Owner
Hub City Press, 2012
John Jeter is a burnt-out journalist living in Florida when the younger brother who once saved his life with a donated kidney telephones with life-altering news: he’s found the perfect spot in Greenville, South Carolina for the concert hall they’ve always dreamed of opening—a nearly abandoned cotton mill fluttering with pigeons … and potential. Rockin’ a Hard Place is the story of The Handlebar, an intimate “listening room” that ...
Wrestling at the Chase: The Inside Story of Sam Muchnick and the Legends of Professional Wrestling
Legendary St. Louis promoter Sam Muchnick and the magical television wrestling show broadcast from the opulent Chase Hotel from 1959 to 1983 are captured in this informative, amusing, and sometimes poignant story of one of wrestling's greatest eras. The high-class establishment of the Chase Hotel and the rough-and-tumble world of professional wrestling made strange bedfellows, but they worked together to produce an addicting spectacle under the ...
Kiss Alive Forever: The Complete Touring History
KISS is unequaled in the world of concert performance. Over a quarter century’s worth of visually spectacular and financially profitable concerts are testimony to that fact. KISS Alive Forever is the must-have reference for every die-hard KISS fan—a complete archive of well over 1,900 performances, all categorized by tour. KISS fans will find extensive overviews of each tour, including the number of shows, start date, end date, song ...
Off My Rocker: One Man's Tasty, Twisted, Star-Studded Quest for Everlasting Music
Sandra Jonas Publishing House
He messed with James Brown’s perfect hair. He counted a pile of cash with Aretha Franklin in her hotel room. He ate popcorn with Leonard Cohen. He cured a dying sparrow with Joan Baez. He got bamboozled by Chuck Berry. Kenny Weissberg followed the music his entire career. A disc jockey, critic, rock singer, bandleader, and concert promoter, he lived all his childhood dreams—some of which turned into nightmares. Off My Rocker presents a ...
The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't
For a little over 2 cents a day, THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER assures your book the best possible start in life. Full of nitty gritty how-to's for getting nearly free publicity, Carolyn Howard-Johnson shares her professional experience as well as practical tips gleaned from the successes of her own book campaigns. Carolyn Howard-Johnson is award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction and former publicist for a New York PR firm and a ...
The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or partnering with your publisher (The ...
HowToDoItFrugally Publishing, 2011
The second edition of The Frugal Book Promoter is an updated version of the multi award-winning first edition. It has been expanded to include simple ways to promote books using newer technology, always considering promotion and marketing techniques that are easy on the pocketbook and frugal of time. It also includes a multitude of ways for authors and publishers to promote the so-called hard-to-promote genres. The award-winning author of ...
The Musician's Handbook: A Practical Guide to Understanding the Music Business
An unparalleled insiders guide to surviving and thriving in the music business. In The Musician's Handbook veteran drummer Bobby Borg reveals his 25 must know secrets of perusing a successful career in music. Informative one to one interviews throughout the book with industry professionals make essential reading for musicians, songwriters, publicists, agents and anyone else who is interested in making a success in the music business. - Gets down ...
All You Need to Know About the Music Business
Donald S. Passman
The past two decades have seen file-sharing technology and digital streaming services transform the music business from top to bottom, and the changes keep coming at breakneck speed. How are record labels adapting to the demand for instantly accessible, low-cost music while coping with piracy? And what does it all mean for aspiring and established artists today? Donald Passman, one of the most trusted music lawyers in the country, offers his ...
The Legends of Wrestling - "Classy" Freddie Blassie: Listen, You Pencil Neck Geeks (WWE)
Classy Freddie Blassie
Keith Elliot Greenberg
"Classy" Freddie Blassie was universally acknowledged as one of the most hated heels in wrestling history. Freddie really knew how to antagonize the fans -- how to "get heat." Death threats were frequent, enraged fans stabbed him twenty-one times, and he was even doused with acid. Undeterred, Blassie just took the action up a level. He reveled in being the heel. It was commonplace to see him biting his opponents and then spitting out their ...
Bill Graham Presents: My Life Inside Rock And Out
Da Capo Press
As a child, Bill Graham fled Europe to escape Hitler's armies. He grew up on the streets of New York and in the dining rooms of the hotels in the Catskills. After failing as an actor, he headed for San Francisco right before the Summer of Love where he founded the Fillmore and launched the rock icons of a generation--Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Jefferson Airplane, Cream, the Grateful Dead, and more. He was a complex, caring, compassionate ...
The Speculation Economy: How Finance Triumphed Over Industry
Lawrence E Mitchell
American businesses today are obsessed with the price of their stock, and no wonder. The consequences of even a modest decrease can be so dire that some executives would rather damage their corporation's long-term health than allow quarterly returns to fall below projections. But how did this situation come about? When did the stock market become the driver of the American economy? Lawrence E. Mitchell identifies the moment in American history ...
Growing Up NASCAR: Racing's Most Outrageous Promoter Tells All
In 1949, when Humpy Wheeler was 11, he attended the very first NASCAR race. For the next ten years, he spent as much time in the pits as he could, and came to know many of the sport’s pioneers. Eventually, Wheeler began promoting races at Carolina tracks such as Concord Speedway, Robinwood Speedway, and Starlight Speedway. Racing was so rough back then he kept a gun by his side when he paid the purse, and often used his fists to keep order. ...
Shooters: The Toughest Men in Professional Wrestling
From William Muldoon to Brock Lesnar, this history covers those who have divided themselves as tough guys on the professional wrestling circuit and legitimate confrontations. From catch wrestling master Billy Robinson to the Japanese professional wrestler who gave birth to the global phenomenon that is modern mixed martial arts (MMA), this investigation travels from the shadowy carnival tent and the dingy training hall to the bright lights of ...
Physical Chess: My Life in Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestling
In this fascinating autobiography, professional wrestling and mixed martial arts (MMA) guru Billy Robinson recounts his upbringing amid a family of champion fighters, his worldwide travels, and his time as a pro-wrestling television star. The memoir fills a crucial gap in the history of catch-as-catch-can wrestling while simultaneously chronicling the subject’s life in his own inimitable voice. Starting with Robinson’s upbringing in a ...
Artist Management for the Music Business
Artist Management for the Music Business provides clear in depth information on what to do as an artist manager and how to do it. The book looks at the application of classic management theory to artist management, includes profiles of successful artist managers as well as offering skill development for planning, coaching, and leading.
Confessions of Shameless Self Promoters
Success Showcase Publishing
Do you feel comfortable actively marketing yourself? If not you are losing too much ground to you competition! These marketing secrets will give you the inside scoop from some of the most successful brains in the world. Discover the science and the art of self promotion, how to get tons of free publicity without breaking the law and how to effectively promote your business on a a shoestring budget.
Succeeding in Music - A Business Workbook for Performers, Songwriters and Agents Book/CD-ROM
Written for both musicians and musical entrepreneurs, this user-friendly guide spells out the fundamentals of business, finance and marketing for the music world. YouÕll learn how to take a strategic approach to all aspects of doing business in music, from product development and pricing to surviving the industryÕs renowned competitive environment. Whether youÕre starting or strengthening your music career, youÕll see why you need a business ...
Boxing Interviews of a Lifetime
Manyboxers, people involved in boxing such as trainers, and announcers, as well ascelebrities, have been interviewed in the pages of this book. Most importantly,they are heard in their own words - meaningful words that need to be takenseriously in order to perpetuate the sport of boxing as the greatest of allcompetitive sports. Inaddition to this, "Bad" Brad Berkwitt's constant fight to finally put in placea mandatory retirement fund for all ...
Terence A. Brown
Responding to the immense changes due to recent development in research, Genomes is the first in a generation of molecular genetics books which combine standard molecular biology with more contemporary genomics. This book focuses on genome organization, expression, replication, and evolution, and includes a description of applications for molecular ecology and anthropology, reflecting the impact of genome biology on other fields of study.
Do Ya Wanna Be A Wrestler, Kid?
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Since the age of 14 Beau James has done just about everything in the world of Pro Wrestling. Starting out at the age of 14 helping promote towns, work on the ring crew, and selling merchandise. His in ring career start at 15 years old. At the age of 16 he started his own Pro Wrestling Promotion Southern States Wrestling. For the past near quarter century he has travel America living his childhood dreams. In his new book "Do Ya Wanna Be A ...
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