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Living the Audio Life
A Guide to a Career in Live Entertainment Audio




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ISBN 9781032037783
May 17, 2022 Forthcoming by Focal Press
232 Pages 37 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Living the Audio Life details the aspects and procedures necessary for one to have a successful career in live entertainment sound. Encompassing a wide range of topics, the text clearly guides anyone interested in working and position within the live entertainment audio field.

The guide is broken into clearly defined sections allowing the reader to easily navigate through various subjects including jobs, career, business, creativity, lifestyle, and travel. Real world examples and documentation from the author and key industry experts allow the reader to gain insight into essential practices helpful throughout a career. Additional in-depth interviews provide details of careers from industry veterans.

Whether considering a career in live entertainment audio or just starting out, readers will find the resources within key to success in audio. Students, those new to sound, and workers already within their career can refer to the text as a guide throughout their journey. With benefits to anyone interested in the audio field, Living the Audio Life is a key navigational resource for success.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Forward

Introduction

Part 1: The Job

    • 1 – Audio Jobs and Positions
    • 2 - Audio Genres
    • 3 - Audio Skills
    • 4 - Organizational Skills
    • 5 - Working Requirements
    • 6 - Ethics of Audio
    • 7 - Best Show Ever

Part 2: The Career

    • 8 - A Growing Career
    • 9 - Attitude is Everything
    • 10 - Training and Learning
    • 11 - Promoting Yourself
    • 12 - Networking with Others
    • 13 - Keep on Moving Forward
    • 14 - Giving Back
    • 15 - Moving On

Part 3: The Business

    • 16 - Types of Workers
    • 17 - Business Structure
    • 18 - Personal Business Paperwork
    • 19 – Business Operations
    • 20 - Tax Form Basics
    • 21 - Getting Gigs
    • 22 - Planning for your Future

Part 4: The Creativity

    • 23 - Abundant Creativity
    • 24 - Creative Inspiration

Part 5: The Lifestyle

    • 25 - Why We Do It
    • 26 - Work/Life Balance
    • 27 – Allure of Celebrity
    • 28 – Healthy Living
    • 29 – Time to Sleep
    • 30 - When it Stops Being Fun

Part 6: The Travel

    • 31 - Travel is Work
    • 32 - Earn the Perks
    • 33 - Air Travel
    • 34 - Tour Busses
    • 35 - Hotel Living

Part 7: The Interviews

    • 36 – Jim Yakabuski
    • 37 – Big Mick Hughes
    • 38 – Jessica Paz
    • 39 – Jim Ragus
    • 40 – Kelly Epperson
    • 41 – Cricket S. Meyers
    • 42 – Shared Advice

Index

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Author(s)

Biography

Brad Schiller has over thirty years of experience in the entertainment field. His deep-rooted passion for the technical arts began at a very early age and his career has allowed him countless opportunities to work around the globe across diverse facets of the industry. He is also the author of 'Living the Lighting Life' (Routledge, 2020) and 'The Automated Lighting Programmer’s Handbook', now in its third edition (Routledge, 2016).

Reviews

I am often asked "How do I get your job?" This is the handbook that accurately talks about all the opportunities in the live event industry, and how to go about getting those jobs. I wish I had something like this when I started over 30 years ago. If you are interested in pursuing a career in audio, this book is for you.

Ken "Pooch" Van Druten, FOH Live Sound Engineer for Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Iron Maiden and ZZ Top