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.
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.
- 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.
As an independent music artist, among my many artistic ventures and endevors, writing has a significant presence. The use of live music at luxury real estate open house events was a key topic that crossed my mind, and was a core contributor to the idea of ‘Jazz at My House’. Jazz at My House is an exclusive service that I offer to luxury home realtors/brokers, and anyone with an affinity for hosting exclusive home-based social events, e.g. cocktail gatherings, living room concerts, etc. Let the Music Play is an article that I wrote for Realtor Magazine. If you want to learn more about the advantages of this growing trend among high-stakes luxury real estate pros, click this link and read my artical. To book me for an exclusive jazz performance at your upscale, luxury home event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the CONTACT form listed on this site’s menu. CLICK HERE TO READ MY ARTICLE: http://realtormag.realtor.org/sales-and-marketing/feature/article/2015/06/let-music-play#.WQuUIBWlPWA.twitter
I am currently accepting booking reservations for the upcoming months, and would sincerly like to include your event in my performance schedule. Pick your event, and let’s get started! –MAURICE JOHNSON, An American Jazz Artist EMAIL • LIVE CHAT or CONTACT FORM
Available SOLO / TRIO / QUARTET and up
Here are a few suggestions…
- Home cocktail gatherings
- Upscale / black tie affairs
- Wedding receptions
- Housewarming events
- Broker/realtor open house events
- Patio and rooftop gatherings
- Birthday celebrations
- Livingroom concerts
- Candlelight, party of two arrangements
- …and more