Who are you guys???
We're a small group of men and women who have spent over 60 years working in the music business combined, both on the stage and behind the scenes. All of us started out in high school bands and moved our way up into the big leagues. We spent years touring the club and small theater circuit. Some of were very successful playing in bands and living the big life. Some of us didn't make it and went to work for bands and production companies as technicians and roadies. Some of us went right to work for the production companies and have spent years working on the road.
Years ago, we were just like you before our careers began, young and curious, but now knowing exactly how to start a career in this exciting industry. Back in the late 1970's and early 1980's when we started our careers, there was no way of obtaining counseling or help in starting a career in the music and production business because the business was in it's infancy at that point. We had to learn the hard way, making mistakes along the way. If we only knew back then what we know now, it would have saved us literally years of time.
Why are you sharing this information?
We are sharing this information because we get a lot of questions from a lot of young people wanting to know how to start a career in this industry. Over the years, we've kept notes and filed information that has helped our careers along. In the past years, we've compiled lots of information about this industry and thought it would be nice to make it available to you so that you don't have to do all the research we did. Instead, you can read this guide in a day (instead of doing years of research) and therefore, get a major a jump start on your career. We thought the Internet would be a great way to provide this info, since most young people have access to the Internet.
What are you gonna send me?
We have two products to offer:
The Artist's Guide to Starting a Career in the Music Business. This guide shows you step by step how to create a successful band:
The Production Guide to Starting a Career in the Music Business. This guide will show you how to start a career in the field of your choice; these are the jobs available at production companies and out on the road including: Tour Manager, Production Manager, Sound Engineer / Sound Technician, Lighting Designer / Lighting Director, Lighting Technician, Band Gear Technician, Personal Assistant, Special Effects Technician, Bus Driver, & Truck Driver.
The production guide shows you the secrets of starting your career on the road. The guide includes tips, tricks, and secrets which will get you that interview and get you that job, guaranteed. It's easy to do, if you just know the tricks of the business.
When will I receive my guide?
You'll receive it via email within one hour of placing your order!
Do you charge for the guides? What does it cost?
Yes, we charge for the guides. Let us explain why (don't worry, it doesn't cost much).
If we gave this information away for free on the net, millions of people would hit this site to get the free guides. That's a problem because then everyone has the information and everyone is using the secrets included in the guide to start a career in this business. If everyone knows what you want to know, it's not much of a secret anymore and it lowers your chances of getting that job all of the other guys want. All aspiring artists know it's a competitive business out there. Artists, if all bands knew what was in our guide, it would make it much harder for your band to be the overnight success that you're fighting for.
Therefore, we charge a small fee for our guides. This means only the people seriously interested in this business are going to know these secrets and that's good for you because it keeps your competition to a minimum. And the revenue we generate from these sales pays for our web site so that we can continue to help people like you!
The Artist Guide to Starting a Career in the Music Business costs only $15.00.
The Production Guide to Starting a Career in the Music and Production Touring Business costs only $15.00.
Or you can purchase both guides for only $25.00.
You mention these guides provide a guaranteed way of starting my career..
Can I get my money back if it doesn't work?
Absolutely. We want you to be happy. We're a very fair group of people who are committed to your satisfaction. Read the guides and take the steps to start your career. Take the steps we show you in the guides. And after you've done that, if your career is still in the dumps, just let us know and we'll send you an immediate refund, no problem. Once again, you're satisfaction is most important to us.
How do I place my order? How do I pay?
Go to the Get Your Career Guide page on our web site and fill out the form.
We accept Checking Account Debit Cards (also called Check Cards), and the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Novus, and American Express.
We do not accept checks at this time. If you don't have a credit card but you do have a checking account, contact your bank about getting a Checking Account Debit Card/Check Card. It won't cost you anything to get one and you can use it anywhere where Visa and MasterCard are accepted!
In what format do I receive my guide?
Do you send me a book or what?
We send you your Applause Guide to Music in either a text file, an MS Word file, or an Adobe PDF file. This allows simple navigation, point and clicking on some cool features, search and find capabilities, and yes, you can print it if you want. We don't send you a big book because it's expensive (we would have to charge you more than a mere fifteen bucks). Printing also wastes paper and precious trees! We send you this file as an attachment in an email a few minutes after your order is processed. So you can be reading our guides today!
Tell me about your Message Board.
Okay.. Our Message Board is the place where people go to share career tips and job announcements. Check our message board for advice and announcements.
Please understand that in order to keep the tips, tricks, and secrets that are in our guide available to our customers, you may not post any of our guide's contents in the message board. If you do this, your message will be automatically deleted and you'll be banned from the Message Board. This is necessary in order to protect the people who have purchased our guide and are using the secrets contained in the guide to launch their careers.
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