Thanks to Okla Gazette for an outstanding feature story in the June 28th issue

I was pleasantly surprised after receiving an email from Oklahoma Gazette arts and entertainment writer, Ben Luschen. In it, he expressed his interest in discussing my new book series along with aspects of my own development as a musician. After it was all said and done, I have to admit, he did a very nice job of making it an interesting, accurate and informative read, bringing out key points and little known facts about a young and ambitious Maurice Johnson. Click this link or the image below to read the full story.

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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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What time is it?

5:00 PM means absolutely nothing to me. Every hour is the same hour. Every day is a work day, and on, and on, and on… –MAURICE JOHNSON, an American Jazz Artist

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I was recently interviewed by jazz author, Debbie Burke. Check it out!

Jazz à La Mood

With a hit called “Black Coffee Please” – and a video showing a full morning of diner stops for the best java jolt – smooth jazz guitarist Maurice Johnson has been groovin’ on since he first heard George Benson. READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE…

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The world is full of countless musicians, singers and emerging talent who desire to pursue a music career, but don’t know where or how to begin.

 


BREAKING INTO THE MUSIC BUSINESS AS A LOCAL INDIE ARTIST, three-part book series quickly places you in an immersive experience within your local music economy as you gain knowledge, confidence and self-empowerment.
Continue reading “The world is full of countless musicians, singers and emerging talent who desire to pursue a music career, but don’t know where or how to begin.”

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