The Low-Budget Rockstar Mission Statement (An Open Letter from the Author)
The Low-Budget Rockstar project was conceived before my initial 3 month national tour in the fall of 2006. I had just obtained my law degree and a record contract offer from a label affiliated with some of the biggest companies in the music business. I wanted to be a professional musician with all my heart and soul, yet, when I analyzed the record contract from a legal standpoint I was disappointed. Despite executive promises that I would make millions of dollars, the contract reflected very little interest in my professional development and not a lot of respect for my financial needs either. I decided the best thing for an ambitious artist like me was to own my original music and build a business around it.
After self-booking, arranging, and successfully completing my first tour I began to write an easy to follow step-by-step guidebook from the perspective of a working musician and with the precision of a lawyer. My goal was to help like-minded aspiring artists learn to book and complete their own national tours.
As I added to the book and completed multiple tours my experience grew. I earned thousands of dollars more per tour doing what I loved: playing music. I also interviewed famous touring artists, presented music business seminars around the country, and continued to incorporate new technological advances into my teachings to make the art of tour building as economical and practical as possible for all my students.
In 2011, the Low-Budget Rockstar project, which started as a simple and ethical idea to empower hard-working and talented musicians, has blossomed into a multi-tiered educational system that enables artists to succeed in the competitive live music business.
My years of work, legal expertise, professional sales skills, passion for educating, and business experience have coalesced in this volume for one purpose: to help you build a career as a professional performing artist. Please take advantage of it by purchasing your copy today and do spread the word. The world needs as many successful professional musicians as it can hold.
Scott Ibex, J.D. and National Touring Artist
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