A career in the music industry can be glamorous, but the ins and outs of the industry are a mystery to the outside world. As more hopeful musicians move to Los Angeles, New York or Nashville to pursue their dreams, famed music manager, Scott Brickell, is offering an inside look into what a career in the music industry really takes.
In The Business Behind the Song: Navigating a Career in the Music Industry (Forefront Books, April 25, 2023), Brickell explains the nitty gritty details of what it takes to be an artist, manager, promotor, booking agent and much more. He shares industry secrets on the formula to a successful song, and gives invaluable tips on how to put on a successful show and tour.
“The truth is I didn’t really write this to share what I know as much as I did to encourage and inspire future artists, managers, record labels, booking agents, musicians, technical geniuses, administrative gurus, and crew members to carry on this incredible, beautiful gift we have been given — the gift of music and art,” writes Brickell.
As founder of BrickHouse Entertainment, Brickell has been the manager for numerous artists over the course of his career. From starting out as an unpaid road manager of a friend to launching his own management company, Brickell has spent the last thirty years learning and striving in every aspect of the music industry. From successful Christian bands like MercyMe and Switchfoot to solo artists like Phil Wickham, Micah Tyler and Matthew West, Brickell has made a habit of launching sustainable, long term musical acts into the industry.