Here’s my latest interview in UNCOVERING OKLAHOMA, “Tuesday Treats” Check it out!

In this interview, Dennis Spielman covers questions about my new musician’s book series, and explores aspects of my own development as a musician, author, advocate and unwavering optimist.

Here’s the introduction… 
Apart from talent, organization and good record keeping are fundamental to a successful music career. This week’s Tuesday Treat also doubles as part of my Better OK series with an interview with Maurice Johnson. His Breaking Into the Music Business book series puts into place a core sense of business and structure, with an added intent to dispel a popular myth that musicians make poor business practitioners. CLICK HERE to read the full interview!

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The opportunity to connect with you is ALWAYS welcomed. Contact Lynn Tharpe if you would like to arrange an interview with Maurice Johnson for blog features, new music and book reviews, news releases, etc. Send and email to: info@mauricejohnson.com

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For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release

Maurice Johnson Introduces:
The Working Musician’s 1-Year Booking and Expense Ledger  An essential supplement to a music career that’s already in motion 

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma – May 18, 2017 – Maurice Johnson Publishing.

Apart from talent, organization and good record keeping are fundamental to a successful music career. This book puts into place a core sense of business and structure, with an added intent to dispel a popular myth, that musicians make poor business practitioners.

“As a veteran musician and chronic advocate who knows the challenges independent musicians so often face, I’m compelled to make sure we have the necessary tools to gain a well deserved advantage in an art form we love so well.”, says author, Maurice Johnson.

Musicians and performing artists can record important event, venue and contact details for up to 60 bookings, long-term bookings, plus keep track of musician/performer payouts and related expenses for end-of-year tax records.

Benefits and features at a glance:

  • Easy booking and expense tracking
  • Useful for many types of acts
  • Essential hardcopy backup
  • Ideal for end-of-year tax records
  • Easily record reoccurring bookings
  • Includes Contacts and Notes section

The Working Musician’s 1-Year Booking and Expense Ledger is available on Amazon, MauriceJohnson.com, and can also be ordered at local Barnes and Noble books stores.

ABOUT MAURICE JOHNSON

Maurice Johnson is known to many as a world-class guitarist, indie jazz artist, musician’s advocate and respected author of thirteen self published books, including three previous titles for the developing musician with publishers Mel Bay, Mix Books, Artist Pro Press and Thomson Course Technology.

Early music related works include, The New Working Musician’s One Year Organizer; Build and Manage Your Music Career and Gigorama. Maurice also developed Gigorama business management software for musicians.

He has also been published in Realtor Magazine with an article titled, Let the Music Play, highlighting the use of live music in luxury home open house markets.

CONTACT:
Lynn Tharpe

info@mauricejohnson.com
Order it now in the BOOKSHELF!

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For Immediate Release

Maurice Johnson Introduces:
Breaking Into the Music Business as a Local Indie Artist, Book Series
An inside look at how to succeed and become more marketable on your own home turf.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma – May 11, 2017 – Maurice Johnson Music, Inc.
A new book series, Breaking Into the Music Business as a Local Indie Artist brings into focus the challenges developing and independent working musicians face, largely due to a lack of general business knowledge as it applies to a music career.

For the independent artist/performer who represent themselves in the absence of a manager or agent, the ability to fill these gaps with a certain level of authority and expertise is critical. Certain activities, e.g. negotiating fees, securing new performance opportunities, along with associated contractual terms and conditions are keen issues an independent, local music artist/act will need to master.

Available in paperback and for Amazon Kindle, this book series offers general business insight while emphasizing the necessary skill sets needed to develop and sustain a career as a local, independent performing musician in an easily digestible, three-part format.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Developing A Marketable Act
  • Laying The Foundation for an Indie Music Career
  • Pricing Your Performances
  • Working With Prospects and Clients
  • Taking Your Act to The Stage
  • Writing Your Bio
  • Social Media Marketing and more!

ABOUT MAURICE JOHNSON
Maurice Johnson is known to many as a world-class guitarist, indie jazz artist, musician’s advocate and respected author of thirteen self published books, including three previous titles for the developing musician with publishers Mel Bay, Mix Books, Artist Pro Press and Thomson Course Technology.

Early music related works include, The New Working Musician’s One Year Organizer; Build and Manage Your Music Career and Gigorama. Maurice also developed Gigorama business management software for musicians.

He has also been published in Realtor Magazine with an article titled, Let the Music Play, highlighting the use of live music in luxury home open house markets.

CONTACT:
Lynn Tharpe
info@mauricejohnson.com

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