- xiv, 406 pages : illustrations, charts ; 28 cm.
- "Music business: project management"--Cover.Contents: What is project management? Introduction to project management ; Project index ; A musician's project ; The project manager's function ; Tasks/activities, projects, programs ; Structures, concepts, and tools ; Project managers vs. musicians ; Using project management ; The project team/community ; Choosing a project lifecycle model ; Risks of insufficient management ; Your path as a project manager ; Closing thoughts ; Practice -- Vision and scope. Vision ; Choosing a project ; Clarifying the vision ; Project scope statement ; Micro implementations ; Closing thoughts ; Practice -- Understanding the work. Working documents ; Work breakdown structures ; Imagining the work ; Content and action breakdowns ; WBS dictionary ; Closing thoughts ; Practice -- Finances. Project accounting overview ; Budgets ; Financial contingencies ; Closing thoughts ; Practice -- Time. Estimating duration ; Compressing time ; Events and milestones ; Closing thoughts ; Practice -- The project team. Roles ; Assigning resources ; Hiring ; Stakeholders in scope statement ; Closing thoughts ; Practice -- Risk management. Risks and issues ; Is risk planning worth it? ; Reasons for risks ; Risk management plan ; Identifying and quantifying risks ; Communicating about risk ; Risk responses ; Closing thoughts ; Practice -- Contracts, copyrights, tax forms, insurance, and other existential delights. Contracts and letters of agreement ; Copyrights, royalties, and registrations ; Insurance ; Taxes ; Invoices ; Closing thoughts ; Practice -- Execution. What happens during execution ; Delegating the work ; Monitoring and controlling progress ; Meetings ; Production documents ; Closing thoughts ; Practice -- Managing workflow. The cost of interruptions ; The flow of stuff ; Office organization ; Other office elements ; Processing stuff ; Lifecycle of a thing ; Closing thoughts ; Practice -- Creativity and problem solving. Putting creativity to work ; Problem-solving systems and tools ; Problem identification ; Solution generation ; Solution evaluation and refinement ; Implementation ; Organizing solutions ; Closing thoughts ; Practice -- Closure. Confirmation of deliverables : punch lists ; Assessing success ; Maintaining institutional memory ; Finalizing paperwork ; Maintaining relationships ; Acknowledgements ; Reusability analysis ; Project destiny ; What's your next project? ; Elliot Scheiner talks about James Brown ; Closing thoughts ; Practice.Includes appendices and index.Summary: Get organized, and take charge of your music projects! This book will help you harness your creativity into clear visions and effective work plans. Whether you are producing a recording, going on tour, developing a studio, launching a business, running a marketing campaign, creating a music curriculum, or any other project in the music industry, these road-tested strategies will help you to succeed. Music projects come in all sizes, budgets, and levels of complexity, but for any project, setting up a process for planning, executing, and monitoring your work is crucial in achieving your goals. This book will help you clarify your vision and understand the work required to complete it on time, within budget, and to your highest possible quality standard. It is a comprehensive approach, with hundreds of music industry-specific tools for keeping your work on track, mitigating risk, and reducing stress, so that you can complete your project successfully. You will learn to: develop work strategies; delegate tasks; build and manage teams; organize your project office; develop production schedules; understand and organize contracts; analyze risk; and much more.