Success as a professional musician requires much more than talent and luck! Whether hoping to augment your income, stand out from a competitive field, add variety to activities, or erect an empire, savvy musicians find ways to thrive under any circumstances.

THE SAVVY MUSICIAN, by Dr. David Cutler, is a thorough and comprehensive book created to help you 1) build a career, 2) earn a living, and 3) make a difference. It examines critical elements often overlooked or misunderstood by musicians, such as entrepreneurship, product development, branding, marketing, networking, the new recording paradigm, personal finance, funding, relevance, and legacy. This book helps you take control of your career by discovering opportunities that are both prosperous and meaningful.

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"If you've ever wondered why someone else succeeds instead of you, read this book. Much more importantly, you will discover countless ways to make sure it's you that people are wondering about the next time!"
Jeff Nelsen, hornist, Canadian Brass

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The Savvy Musician's mission is to become your first (and often last) stop for music career related issues. If information exists elsewhere, we'll point you in the right direction.  If not, we'll bring it to you directly:

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Be sure to subscribe to The Savvy Musician newsletter. Beginning in November 2009, this bi-monthly e-zine can be sent directly to your in-box free of charge. Featuring artist profiles and articles by leaders in the field, you can even submit your questions or stories (from unprecedented successes to disastrous nightmares) to be considered for inclusion. This is the rare breed of newsletter, designed with your interests in mind, that you will eagerly anticipate each time!