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Music business careers : career duality in the creative industries / Cheryl Slay Carr.

Carr, Cheryl Slay. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Stan Getz Library ML3795.C337 M87 2019 37684001104590 Career Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781138577152
  • ISBN: 1138577154
  • ISBN: 9781138482272
  • ISBN: 1138482277
  • Physical Description: xiv, 220 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Part I: Understanding career duality. 1. The career duality dilemma : an early tale -- 2. Defining career duality -- 3. Telling other tales -- Part II: The impetus for career duality. 4. Vocational calling : the directional axis of vocation -- 5. The case for contextual calling -- 6. Call and response -- Part III: Impact of career duality : synthesizing possibility. 7. Authenticity -- 8. Writing your own tale : charting your authentic career -- 9. A community of dualists -- Part IV: Empowering others and living empowered. 10. Teaching and advising for duality -- Epilogue: Living empowered.
Summary, etc.:
The music industry offers the opportunity to pursue a career as either a creative (artist, producer, songwriter, etc.) or as a music business "logician" (artist manager, agent, entertainment attorney, venue manager, etc.). Though both vocational paths are integral to the industry's success, the work of calling songs into existence or entertaining an audience differs from the administrative aspects of the business, such as operating an entertainment company. And while the daily activities of creatives may differ from those of the music business logician, the music industry careerist may sense a call to Career Duality, to work on both sides of the industry as a Career Dualist, a concept this book introduces, defines, and explores in the context of the music industry. This new volume speaks to the dilemma experienced by those struggling with career decisions involving whether to work in the industry using their analytical abilities, or to work as a creative, or to do both. The potential financial challenges encountered in working in the industry as an emerging artist may necessitate maintaining a second and simultaneous occupation (possibly outside the industry) that offers economic survival. However, this is not Career Duality. Likewise, attending to the business affairs that impact all creatives is not Career Duality. Rather, Career Duality involves the deliberate pursuit of a dual career as both a music industry creative and music business logician, which is stimulated by the drive to express dual proclivities that are simultaneously artistic and analytical. By offering a Career Duality model and other constructs, examining research on careers, calling, authenticity and related concepts, and providing profiles of music industry dualists, this book takes readers on a journey of self-exploration and offers insights and recommendations for charting an authentic career path. This is a practical examination for not only music industry professionals and the entertainment industry, but for individuals interested in expressing both the analytical and artistic self in the context of career.
Subject: Music trade > Vocational guidance.

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