This question-and-answer, no-holds-barred discussion of the intricacies of making a living as a professional musician gives frank advice regarding professional and personal aspects for a band's success and survival. An extensive range of industry topics are covered, including how to find and hire musicians, lay down gig and rehearsal rules, find booking agents, locate venues, put together press packs, write contracts, record a demo, self promote, and gain industry attention. Potentially taboo interpersonal issues are also addressed, such as how to fire someone, give criticism, and deal with clashing egos.
"It's about time for a book to come out that can help young musicians, new bands, and established bands know how to get it together so they can work, perform, and stay together ... Band Aide will provide invaluable insight into good musicianship and dealing successfully in the entertainment business." --Pastor Eddie Edwards (formerly "Snakepit Eddie"), recording studio owner and professional musician
John Taylor and Angela Taylor have been writing and performing music for decades. They currently perform in their own jazz band, "The John Taylor Project," and their oldies band, "The Babyboomers." They live in Lancaster, California.