The book is aimed at musicians and music industry workers. I spent the past decade in the industry as a touring musician, talent buyer, and editor at a monthly music publication in Denver, Colorado. Currently, I manage a digital media agency called Inkwell Media Services.
The book shares the authors experiences from across the music business with the goal of helping young bands and artists put their best foot forward and proactively progress their group. I’ve given many talks in schools and at events around Colorado about the music business, and the book is an expanded, written-down version of my general talking script. It is available at all online distribution outlets as well as in paperback. Booking and promotion, social media, approaching print and digital media outlets for coverage, inter-band agreements and business best practices, and executing DIY tours are among the topics covered.
Tim Wenger has spent the past decade playing in gigging bands. He's also worked as the editor of an in-print music magazine and talent buyer at a long-running venue in Denver. Needless to say, he's learned a thing or two about the industry and how to give your group its best shot at long-term success. In his new book So You Have A Band, Tim discusses everything a young musician needs to know to grow a band- from presenting yourself professionally in front of media and venues, to forming an LLC or S-Corp and an inter-band agreement, to putting together your first DIY tour and much more. For the amateur or aspiring musician, So You Have a Band is the must-have resource for putting your best foot forward and setting the band on the path to success